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Eterusia repleta.jpg
Eterusia repleta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Apoditrysia
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Family: Zygaenidae
Subfamily: Chalcosiinae

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Cyclosia papilionaris, female

Chalcosiinae is a subfamily of the Zygaenidae, containing many species, mostly little known. Prominent sexual dimorphism, bright aposematic coloration and mimicry complexes are widespread.

This subfamily contains the following genera [1][2]


  1. ^ Wikispecies: Chalcosiinae. Version of 14:15, 7 November 2006. Wikispecies is not overly reliable for Lepidoptera and should be replaced by a scientific source.
  2. ^ Subfamily Chalcosiinae synonymic list at Butterflies and Moths of the World, Natural History Museum