Allotoma

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Allotoma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: incertae sedis
Genus: Allotoma
Hübner, 1819
Species: A. cornifrons
Binomial name
Allotoma cornifrons
Hübner, 1819

Allotoma is a genus of moths in the superfamily Bombycoidea. The only species in the genus is Allotoma cornifrons.

The puzzling genus has been shuffled between the Notodontidae and Lymantriidae families without certainty of its correct classification. Holloway ruled out Noctuoidea and hypothesized that it may belong in the Bombycoidea superfamily without placing it more precisely.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holloway, J. D. "TRIBE LYMANTRIINI". The Moths of Borneo. Retrieved 27 November 2014.