[Taxacom] species name etymology

Anastasios Legakis alegakis at biol.uoa.gr
Mon Feb 26 03:41:15 CST 2018

Aenetus in Greek is a person that may be worthwhile.

A. Legakis

Στις 26/2/2018 5:28 πμ, ο John Grehan έγραψε:
> 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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Anastasios Legakis
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