Episteme (moth)

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Episteme
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]
Synonyms
  • 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.

Description[edit]

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]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

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