Menophra

Menophra is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae erected by Frederic Moore in 1887.

Menophra
Menophra abruptaria MHNT.jpg
Both side of a male Menophra abruptaria
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Menophra

Moore, 1887
Synonyms
  • Hemerophila Stephens, 1829
  • Ceruncina Wehrli, 1941
  • Malacuncina Wehrli, 1941

The name Menophra is composed of the Greek mene (moon) and ophrus (brow) and refers to the moon shapes that are formed by the strong tooth-like shapes in the rim of the hindwing.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Geometridae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.
  • Savela, Markku. "Menophra Moore, [1887]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved February 7, 2019.