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Panacela lewinae (ento-csiro-au).jpg
Panacela lewinae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Bombycoidea
Family: Eupterotidae
Swinhoe, 1892

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  • Striphnopterygidae Wallengren, 1858
  • Phialidae Wallengren, 1865
  • Janidae Aurivillius, 1892
  • Hibrildidae Berger, 1958
  • Cotaninae Forbes, 1955
  • Tissangini Forbes, 1955

Eupterotidae is a family of insects in the Lepidoptera order with more than 300 described species.[1]

Eupterotidae larva in Kerala


The family consists of four subfamilies and the unplaced Ganissa group. The subfamily Eupterotinae consists of about 11 genera, the Ganissa group about 10 genera, the subfamily Janinae about 16 genera, the subfamily Panacelinae consists of one genus and 3 species and the subfamily Striphnopteryginae of 15 genera.


Former genera[edit]


  • Bouyer, Th., 2012: Description de nouveaux Eupterotidae africains (Lepidoptera). Entomologia Africana 17 (2): 2-14.
  • Forbes, W.T.M., 1955: The subdivision of the Eupterotidae (Lepidoptera). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 98 (2): 85-132.
  • Nässig, W.A. & Oberprieler, R.G., 2008: An annotated catalogue of the genera of Eupterotidae (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea). Senckenbergiana Biologica 88 (1): 53-80.
  • Nässig, W.A., & Schulze, C.H., 2007: A second species with diurnal males of the genus Eupterote from Indonesia: Eupterote (Eupterote) splendens sp. n. from Sulawesi (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea, Eupterotidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 87 (2): 189-194.
  • Pitkin, B. & P. Jenkins. Butterflies and Moths of the World: Generic Names and their Type-species. Natural History Museum.[1]
  • Oberprieler, R.G.; Nässig, W.A.; Edwards, E.D. 2003: Ebbepterote, a new genus for the Australian 'Eupterote' expansa (T. P. Lucas), with a revised classification of the family Eupterotidae (Lepidoptera). Invertebrate systematics, 17: 99-110. doi:10.1071/IS02028

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