Simplicia (moth)

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Herminiinae
Genus: Simplicia
Guenée, 1854
  • Libisosa Walker, 1859
  • Culicula Walker, 1863
  • Aginna Walker, 1865
  • Nabartha Moore, 1885

Simplicia is a genus of litter moths of the family Erebidae.[1][2]


Its palpi are sickle shaped, with the second joint reaching above the vertex of the head. Third joint long and naked. Antennae minutely ciliated in male. Thorax and abdomen smoothly scaled. Fore tibia of male covered by a sheath containing masses of flocculent (wooly) scales. Forewings with somewhat acute apex. Areole very narrow with vein 10 given off far beyond it in male and from it in female. The discocellulars almost obsolete. Hindwings with vein 5 from near lower angle of cell.[3]



  1. ^ Lafontaine, Donald; Schmidt, Christian (19 Mar 2010). "Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico". ZooKeys. 40: 26. doi:10.3897/zookeys.40.414.
  2. ^ Zahiri, Reza; et al. (2011). "Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea)". Systematic Entomology. 37: 102–124. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00607.x.
  3. ^ Hampson, G. F. (1895). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Moths Volume III. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.