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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Abnormipterus
Orfila, 1935
Species: A. abnormis
Binomial name
Abnormipterus abnormis
(Hampson, 1898)[1]

Abnormipterus is a genus of moths in the erebid subfamily Arctiinae.[1] It contains the single species Abnormipterus abnormis.

These moths are generally found in the tropics of South America, burrowing deep into the soil and coming out every few years. They are also considered a delicacy by certain races of South American natives[vague].


  1. ^ a b Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Abnormipterus abnormis". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum.  Retrieved April 23, 2018.