Episteme (moth)

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

Episteme is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family. 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. (1892). "The Fauna of British India Including Ceylon and Burma Moths Vol-ii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]