[Taxacom] species name etymology

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 21:28:42 CST 2018

Dear colleagues,

This is a question for any with specialist knowledge of species name
etymology.  I am curious about the possible derivation of the name of a
moth called Aenetus tegulatus. The original author says nothing about the
choice and I wondered if the term had any particular meaning in terms of
Latin or Greek roots. I know absolutely nothing about such matters but hope
that there are some on this list who do. I looked up tegulatus on the web
and came up with a spider and a mollusc, but in neither case any reference
to the name choice.

Many thanks,

John Grehan

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