Arctiini (erebid moths)

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For the Arctiini tribe of the former Arctiidae family of tiger moths, see Arctiina.
For the Arctiinae subfamily of the Erebidae family of moths, see Arctiinae (erebid moths).
Arctiini
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Arctia caja
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Tribe: Arctiini

The Arctiini are a tribe of tiger moths in the Erebidae family.

Systematics[edit]

The tribe was previously treated as a higher-level taxon, the Arctiinae subfamily, within the Arctiidae family of lichen and tiger moths. The ranks of the family and its subdivisions were lowered in a recent reclassification while keeping the contents of the family and its subdivisions largely unchanged. These changes in rank triggered changes in the suffixes in the names. The Arctiidae family as a whole was reclassified as the Arctiinae subfamily within the Erebidae family. The original Arctiinae subfamily was lowered to tribe status as Arctiini, and its original tribes were lowered to subtribe status by changing the -ini suffix to -ina (e.g., Callimorphini became Callimorphina). Thus the name "Arctiinae" used to refer to only a subgroup of the entire group of lichen and tiger moths, but now it refers to the entire group.

Subtribes (former tribes)[edit]

Many genera in the tribe have been classified into the following subtribes, while the others are placed in incertae sedis.[1][2]

A note by V.V. Dubatolov[edit]

Generic composition of Arctiinae have been stated in main species catalogs of this subfamily: Nearctics (Ferguson & Opler, 2006[3]), Neotropics (Watson & Goodger, 1986[4]), Eurasia (Dubatolov & de Vos, 2010[2]), Australia (Edwards, 1996[5]), with additions and corrections by V.V. Dubatolov, Afrotropics (Goodger & Watson, 1995 with later additions and corrections by V.V.Dubatolov). Many problematic genera were placed in correct tribes or different subfamilies in these catalogs.

Some notable taxa[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lafontaine, J.D., Fibiger, M. 2006: Revised higher classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera). Canadian entomologist, 138: 610-635.
  2. ^ a b Dubatolov, V.V., 2010: Tiger-moths of Eurasia (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) (Nyctemerini by Rob de Vos & Vladimir V. Dubatolov). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 65: 1-106.
  3. ^ Ferguson DC & Opler PA (2006): Checklist of the Arctiidae (Lepidoptera: Insecta) of the continental United States and Canada. Zootaxa 1299: 1-33.
  4. ^ Watson A & Goodger DT (1986): Catalogue of the Neotropical tiger-moths: 1-71, Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London.
  5. ^ Edwards ED (1996): Arctiidae: 278-286, 368-370. In: Nielsen E, Edwards E, Rangsi T, Edwards ED, Nielsen ES & Rangsi TV Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera 4: xiv+529

Main species catalogs[edit]

  • Dubatolov VV (2010) Tiger-moths of Eurasia (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) (Nyctemerini by Rob de Vos & Vladimir V. Dubatolov). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 65:1-106
  • Edwards ED (1996) Arctiidae. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera 4:278-286,368-370
  • Ferguson DC, Opler PA (2006) Checklist of the Arctiidae (Lepidoptera: Insecta) of the continental United States and Canada. Zootaxa 1299:1-33
  • Goodger DT, Watson A (1995) The Afrotropical Tiger-Moths. An illustrated catalogue, with generic diagnosis and species distribution, of the Afrotropical Arctiinae (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Apollo Books Aps.: Denmark, 55 pp.
  • Watson A (1971) An illustrated Catalog of the Neotropic Arctiinae type in the United States National Museum (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) Part 1. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 50:1-361
  • Watson A, Goodger DT (1986) Catalogue of the Neotropical Tiger-moths. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology 1:1-71

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