[Taxacom] species name etymology

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sun Feb 25 21:44:56 CST 2018

It presumably refers to the tegulae

On Mon, 26/2/18, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: [Taxacom] species name etymology
 To: "taxacom" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
 Received: Monday, 26 February, 2018, 4:28 PM
 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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