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Batrachedra praeangusta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Batrachedridae
Genus: Batrachedra
Herrich-Schäffer, 1853[1]

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  • Eustaintonia Spuler, 1910

Batrachedra is the largest genus in the moth family Batrachedridae, with representives all over the world and especially in the Oriental realm. The early stages of most species are unknown.[2] The genus name is derived from the Greek words 'frog' and 'seat' referring to the frog-like resting posture of the adult moths.[3]


The genus contains the following species:[4]

Selected former species[edit]


  1. ^ Revised Checklist of Batrachedridae in Neotropical Region
  2. ^ Emmet, A Maitland; Langmaid, John R; Bland, K P; Fletcher, D S; Harley, B H; Robinson, G S; Skinner, Bernard; Tremewan, W G, eds. (2002). The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 4, Part 1. Colchester: Harley Books. p. 202. ISBN 0 946589 66 6.
  3. ^ Hoare, Robert J. B. (2014). A photographic guide to moths & butterflies of New Zealand. Ball, Olivier. Auckland: New Holland Publishers. p. 37. ISBN 9781869663995. OCLC 891672034.
  4. ^ Natural History Museum Lepidoptera Generic Names Catalog

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