Plusiinae

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Plusiinae
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Autographa gamma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Plusiinae
Tribes

Abrostolini
Argyrogrammatini
Omorphini
Plusiini

Plusiinae is a smallish (for noctuid standards) subfamily of the moth family Noctuidae. As the Noctuidae appear to be a paraphyletic assemblage, the Plusiinae may eventually be raised to family status (Weller et al. 1994).

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  • Weller, S.J.; Pashley, D.P.; Martin, J.A. & Constable, J.L. (1994): Phylogeny of noctuoid moths and the utility of combining independent nuclear and mitochondrial genes. Systematic Biology 43: 194–211.

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