Dioptinae

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Dioptinae
Dioptiscyma.jpg
Dioptis cyma, the type species of the tribe Dioptini
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Josia ligula, the type species of the tribe Josiini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Notodontidae
Subfamily: Dioptinae
Walker, 1862
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Dioptinae is a subfamily of the moth family Notodontidae.

The Dioptinae are an almost exclusively neotropical group of day-flying moths, many of which exhibit bright wing coloration and are involved in mimicry rings with butterflies (especially Ithomiini) and moths of the Sterrhinae subfamily and Arctiidae family.

Taxonomy[edit]

The subfamily was formerly placed in a separate family (Dioptidae). Furthermore, the tribe Josiini has been treated as a family (Josiidae) by Piepers & Snellen in 1900 and as a subfamily (Josiinae) by Kiriakoff in 1950.

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