Adding Common Names by Interpreting Scientific Names

Thanks for finding that (my brief attempt was a failure!) I think the pictures here show a ‘double toothed’ marking quite well. http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=5342 very ‘bidentate’

The latin summary reads: “vitta argentea… valde acuminata, post medium inferius acute dentata” A silver ribbon… very pointed, with an acute tooth after the middle below

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It is particularly nonsensical when one considers that Latin doesn’t use “s” to indicate genitive/possession, so even if the species had been named after a person, a different form would be used to indicate this.

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