[Leps-l] Anyone ever hear of moths referred to as Heterocerids?

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Neil Jones

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Mar 1, 2021, 10:15:21 AM3/1/21
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As others are saying it is incorrect. The correct term is clearly heterocera.
It is Greek and is plural
The it means different or varied horns.​
The root word here in Ancient Greek is κέρας ​ (Keras) and it is a neuter second declension noun so the nominative plural is κέρα.
 
On 14:27, 1st Mar 2021, John Shuey wrote:
Am I falling behind the times – or is this a made up term?  A quote from an SER publication –
 
 “As a scientist and naturalist, Blaine has spent hundreds of nights conducting Nocturnal Lepidoptera (Heterocerids, a.k.a. Moths) surveys across the state of New Jersey”.
 
 
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Charlie Sassine

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Mar 1, 2021, 7:37:25 PM3/1/21
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Yes, its used correctly.

Order Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths

Suborder Heterocera - Moths

Suborder Rhopalocera - Butterflies


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Subject: [Leps-l] Anyone ever hear of moths referred to as Heterocerids?

Am I falling behind the times – or is this a made up term?  A quote from an SER publication –
 
 “As a scientist and naturalist, Blaine has spent hundreds of nights conducting Nocturnal Lepidoptera (Heterocerids, a.k.a. Moths) surveys across the state of New Jersey”.
 
 
Thanks,
j
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