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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Lymantriinae
Genus: Rahona
Griveaud, 1975

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Rahona is a genus of moths in the subfamily Lymantriinae. It was named by Paul Griveaud in 1975.[1]

Most of the species of this genus occur in central Africa or Madagascar.

The name was inadvertently used again in 1998 for a fossil species of Avian theropod Rahona ostromi, by Catherine Forster and colleagues. When they discovered that the name had already been used by Griveaud, they renamed the fossil Rahonavis.[2]


Some species of this genus are:[3]


  1. ^ Griveaud (1976). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France. Société entomologique de France. 80 (223). Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Forster, Catherine A.; Sampson, Scott D.; Chiappe, Luis M.; Krause, David W. (1998b). "Genus Correction". Science. 280 (5361): 179. doi:10.1126/science.280.5361.179g.
  3. ^ De Prins, J.; De Prins, W. (2017). "Rahona Griveaud, 1976". Afromoths. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Collenette, C. L. (1936). "New Lymantriidae from Madagascar". Novitates Zoologicae. 40 (161): 161 plate XII, figure 17.

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