Oxytenis

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Oxytenis
Oxytenis modestia.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Saturniidae
Subfamily: Oxyteninae
Genus: Oxytenis
Hübner, 1819
Species

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Synonyms
  • Draconipteris Hübner, [1819]
  • Dracontopterus Agassiz, [1847]

Oxytenis is a genus of moth in the family Saturniidae and subfamily Oxyteninae.[1] During its larval form, it has large eyespots on the front of its head in an attempt to mimic a snake. The larva has unusual, large, almost wing-like, fleshy protrusions on either side.

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