Abraxas (moth)

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Abraxas
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Abraxas

Abraxas is a genus of moth in the family Geometridae. They are called the 'magpie moths'.[1]

Most of these moths have been given different names at different times. Abraxus was the name chosen by Linnaeus, and used today. It was first used by Leach in 1815.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hampson G.F. 1895. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma: Moths. Volume III. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.