Callimorphina

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Callimorphina
Utetheisa pulchelloides 5.jpg
Utetheisa pulchelloides imago
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Arctiini
Subtribe: Callimorphina
Walker, [1865]
Synonyms
  • Callimorphina

The Callimorphina are a subtribe of woolly bear moths in the family Erebidae. Many of these moths are easily confused with butterflies, being quite brightly colored and somewhat diurnal. Their antennae are not thickened into "clubs", which is a typical characteristic of butterflies.

Taxonomy[edit]

The subtribe was previous classified as a tribe of the former Arctiidae family.

Genera[edit]

This list of genera in the subtribe were outlined by Da Costa & Weller[1] and by Dubatolov.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Da Costa MA, Weller SJ (2005) Phylogeny and classification of Callimorphini (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae). Zootaxa 1025:1-94
  2. ^ Dubatolov VV (2006): Cladogenesis of tiger-moths of the subfamily Arctiinae: development of a cladogenetic model of the tribe Callimorphini (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) by the SYNAP method. Euroasian Entomological Journal 5(2):95-104 (in Russian)