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Herminia grisealis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Herminiinae
Leach, 1815
  • Herminiidae

Herminiinae is a subfamily in the Erebidae family. They are sometimes called litter moths.[1] Caterpillars of most members of this subfamily feed on dead leaves of plants, while others feed on living leaves. The subfamily was previous treated as a separate family, Herminiidae, or as a subfamily of the Noctuidae family. Phylogenetic analysis has determined that Herminiinae is most closely related to the Aganainae subfamily of Erebidae.[2]


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  1. ^ Lafontaine, Donald; Schmidt, Christian (19 Mar 2010). "Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico". Zookeys 40: 26. doi:10.3897/zookeys.40.414. 
  2. ^ Zahiri, Reze; et al. (2011). "Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea)". Systematic Entomology. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00607.x.