Ctenucha

Ctenucha (pronounced "ten-OOCH-ah")[2] is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae.

Ctenucha
Ctenucha brunnea (Brown Ctenucha).jpg
Ctenucha brunnea
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Ctenucha

Kirby, 1837[1]
Synonyms
  • Compsoprium Blanchard, 1852
  • Philoros Walker, 1854
  • Caralisa Walker, 1856
  • Euctenucha Grote, 1873
  • Philorus Zerny, 1912

EtymologyEdit

The genus name Ctenucha was coined by William Kirby from the Greek meaning "having a comb", a reference to the showy antennae of some species.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Ctenucha Kirby, 1837". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Acorn, J. H. & Sheldon, I. Bugs of Ontario Edmonton: Lone Pine Publ. 2003.
  3. ^ The Century Dictionary. New York: The Century Company. 1895

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