Hypercompe cunigunda

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Hypercompe cunigunda
From French Guiana
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Hypercompe
H. cunigunda
Binomial name
Hypercompe cunigunda
(Stoll, [1781])
  • Phalaena cunigunda Stoll, [1781]
  • Ecpantheria gunglio Oberthür, 1881
  • Ecpantheria cayennensis Oberthür, 1881
  • Ecpantheria cayennensis var. decipiens Oberthür, 1881

Hypercompe cunigunda is a moth of the family Erebidae first described by Caspar Stoll in 1781. It is found in French Guiana, Suriname, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia.[1][2]

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Melothria pendula.[3]


  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Hypercompe cunigunda (Stoll, [1781])". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  2. ^ Toulgoët, Hervé de & Navatte, Jocelyne (2000). "Hypercompe cunigunda (Stoll, 1781)". Illustrated Catalogue of the Arctiidae Arctiinae and Pericopinae of French Guyana Found in the Collection of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Gernaat, Hajo; Hielkema, Auke; Nijman, Elke; van Andel, Tinde (June 2016). "Host Plant and Late Larval Stages of Hypercompe cunigunda (Erebidae: Arctiinae) in Suriname". Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 70 (2): 163–166. doi:10.18473/lepi.70i2.a13. Retrieved 8 September 2018.