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Catharia pyrenaealis.JPG
Catharia pyrenaealis1.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Cathariinae
Minet, 1982
Genus: Catharia
Lederer, 1863
Species: C. pyrenaealis
Binomial name
Catharia pyrenaealis
(Duponchel, 1843)[1]
  • Hercyna pyrenaealis Duponchel, 1843
  • Hercyna simplonialis Heydenreich, 1851
  • Catharia simplonialis
  • Hercyna simplonialis Herrich-Schäffer, 1848

Catharia is a monotypic moth genus described by Julius Lederer in 1863. It contains the single species Catharia prenealis described by Philogène Auguste Joseph Duponchel in 1843. It is found in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.[2]

It is placed in the disputed monotypic subfamily Cathariinae, described by Joël Minet in 1982, of the family Crambidae. Different authors treat Catharia simplonialis as either a valid species or a subspecies of Catharia pyrenaealis.


  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea

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