Eyralpenus meinhofi

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Eyralpenus meinhofi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Eyralpenus
Species: E. meinhofi
Binomial name
Eyralpenus meinhofi
(Bartel, 1903)
  • Spilosoma meinhofi Bartel, M, 1903
  • Eyralpenus (Pareyralpenus) meinhofi
  • Amsacta atricrures Hampson, 1916
  • Estigmene melanocera Hampson, 1916
  • Estigmene metaxantha Hampson, 1920

Eyralpenus (Pareyralpenus) meinhofi is a polymorphic tiger-moth in the family Erebidae from the East and Central Africa: Tanzania, Zambia [Goodger, Watson, 1995, as meinhofi], Zambia, Angola, Zaire [Goodger, Watson, 1995, as metaxantha]; Malawi [Goodger, Watson, 1995 and Dubatolov, 2009, as melanocera]; Zaire [Kiriakoff, 1965, as melanocera]; Zimbabwe [Dubatolov, 2011].


  • Dubatolov, V.V., 2009: Reviewing the African tiger-moth genera: 1. A new genus, two new subgenera and a species list from the expedition to Malawi by V.Kovtunovich & P. Usthjuzhanin in 2008-2009, with further taxonomic notes on South African Arctiinae (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae: Arctiinae). Atalanta 40 (1/2): 285-301, 352-355 (colour plates 24-27).
  • Dubatolov, V.V., 2011: Arctiinae from African expeditions of V. Kovtunovich & P. Ustjuzhanin in 2009-2011, with description of new taxa and taxonomic notes (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae). Atalanta 42 (1/2): 125-135.
  • Goodger, D.T. & Watson, A., 1995: The Afrotropical Tiger-Moths. An illustrated catalogue, with generic diagnosis and species distribution, of the Afrotropical Arctiinae (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). – Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books Aps., 55 pp.
  • Kiriakoff, S.G., 1965: Les Lépidoptères h”etérocères africaines de la collection Abel Dufrane. Bulletin Institute royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique 41 (21): 1-17.