Episteme (moth)

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Episteme adulatrix.jpg
Episteme adulatrix
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Agaristinae
Genus: Episteme
Hübner, [1820]
  • Eusemia Dalman, 1825

Episteme is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae. The genus was erected by Jacob Hübner in 1820. Species are widespread.


Palpi upturned, where the terminal joint long and naked. Antennae simple and dilated. Forewings with vein 5 from near angle of cell, vein 6 from upper angle, and veins 7 to 10 stalked. Hindwings with vein 5 from the center of discocellulars.[1]



  1. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1894). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume II. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.