Arctiinae

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Arctiinae
Arctia caja4.jpg
Arctia caja
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Tribes

Amerilini
Arctiini
Callimorphini
Euchaetini
Micrarctiini
Nyctemerini
Phaegopterini
Spilosomini

The Arctiinae are a subfamily of moths.

Systematics[edit]

The systematics of the Arctiinae are in need of revision and depends significantly on a personal view of an author. In any case, Arctiinae (or Arctiidae) is a monophyletic group with a clear autapomorphic character - a presence of anal glands in females. On the other hand, this group bifurcated between Catocalinae and Herminiinae. So, many specialists downgraded Arctiidae to a subfamily of Erebidae. So, Arctiinae (tiger-moths) were downgraded to a tribe level, and tribes of Arctiinae: Euchaetini, Amerilini, Callimorphini, Nyctemerini, Arctiini, Micrarctiini, Spilosomini should be downgraded to subtribes. List of tribes taken from [1] and.[2]

Sometimes the Ctenuchinae and the Pericopinae are merged in the Arctiinae as tribes too.

Arctiinae incertae sedis[edit]

A considerable number of genera have not been robustly assigned to a tribe yet. Some of these might even not belong in the Arctiidae at all. The genera incertae sedis are:

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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