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Eterusia repleta.jpg
Eterusia repleta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Apoditrysia
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Family: Zygaenidae
Subfamily: Chalcosiinae

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Cyclosia papilionaris, female

Chalcosiinae is a subfamily of the Zygaenidae, containing many species, mostly little known. Prominent sexual dimorphism, bright aposematic coloration and mimicry complexes are widespread.


The subfamily consists of about 380 species in 70 genera. It contains the following genera[1][2]


  1. ^ Wikispecies: Chalcosiinae. Version of 14:15, 7 November 2006. Wikispecies is not overly reliable for Lepidoptera and should be replaced by a scientific source.
  2. ^ Subfamily Chalcosiinae synonymic list at Butterflies and Moths of the World, Natural History Museum