Are (moth)

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Illustrations of Exotic Entomology Callimorpha Marginata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Are
Walker, 1855
Species: A. druryi
Binomial name
Are druryi
Watson & Goodger, 1986
  • Phalaena marginata Drury, 1773 (preocc. Linnaeus, 1758)

Are is a genus of moths in the family Arctiidae.[1] The type (and only current assigned) species is Are druryi, which is found on Jamaica.[2] This species was described by Dru Drury in 1773 under the name Phalaena marginata, but this name is preoccupied by Phalaena marginata Linnaeus, 1758 and a new specific epithet, honouring Drury, was assigned in 1986.


Upper side. Antennae pectinated. Head black. Neck yellow. Tongue distinct. Thorax and abdomen black; the latter having two rows of grey spots placed along the upper side of it, and reaching towards the anus, which is yellow. Anterior wings deep black, the anterior edges next the shoulders being yellow. Posterior wings sooty black, with a whitish cloud next the shoulders, and a white spot near the centre of each; a row of whitish spots are also placed along the external edges, which become fainter as they approach the upper corners.

Under side. Breast, sides, legs, and abdomen black. All the wings are the same; the anterior ones being edged with yellow next the shoulders, and two faint grey spots near the middle; a small whitish streak is also placed on the posterior ones, next the abdominal edges, about a quarter of an inch from the shoulders, where is a small yellow spot on each wing. Margins of the wings entire. Wing-span nearly 2½ inches (62 mm).[3]


  1. ^ "Are Walker, 1855". Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Are at funet
  3. ^ Drury, Dru (1837). Westwood, John, ed. Illustrations of Exotic Entomology. 2. p. 40. pl. XXII.