Zethes (moth)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Pericymini
Genus: Zethes
Rambur, 1833

Zethes is a genus of moths in the Erebidae family.


Palpi thickly scaled, where the second joint obliquely upturned to above vertex of head. Third joint usually long. Thorax and abdomen usually smoothly scaled. Tibia moderately hairy. Fore wings with acute apex. Outer margin more or less angled at middle. Hind wings with vein 5 from below middle of discocellulars.[1]