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Eupterote

Dorsal (upper) and ventral (lower) views of Eupterote kalliesi, from Wolfgang A. Nässig.


Belongs within: Eupterotidae.

Eupterote is a genus of moths found in southern and south-east Asia.

Characters (from Nässig & Schulze 2007): Male genitalia with uncus broad and strongly developed, uniformly sclerotised, firmly fixed with tegumen, ending distally in a pair of strong hook-like prongs that are dorsally widely separated; valves short, narrow, strongly fused with vinculum and with each other at base, costa not developed, valvula forming a sharp stout process pointed ventrally, resembling a hook; juxta fused with phallus and valves; phallus basally inflated, apex acute, vesica with or without scobination; vinculum narrow, saccus long and thin.

<==Eupterote Hübner 1820 (see below for synonymy) NO08
    |  i. s.: ‘Bombyx’ collaris Guérin-Méneville 1843 [=*Spalyria collaris] NO08
    |         ‘Dreata’ lineata Walker 1855 [=*Leptojana lineata] NO08
    |         ‘Lasiocampa’ lineosa Walker 1855 [=*Murlida lineosa] NO08
    |         ‘Dreata’ geminata Walker 1855 (see below for synonymy) NO08
    |         *Horanpella’ placida Moore 1883 NO08
    |         ‘Dreata’ plumipes Walker 1855 [=Messata plumipes; incl. *M. rubiginosa Walker 1855] NO08
    |         ‘Dreata’ undans Walker 1855 [=*Pachyjana undans] NO08
    |--E. (Eupterote) NS07 [incl. Sarmalia Walker 1866 NO08]
    |    |--*E. (E.) fabia (Cramer 1779) [=Phalaena fabia] NO08
    |    |--E. (E.) kageri Nässig 1989 NS07
    |    |--E. (E.) kalliesi Nässig 2000 NS07
    |    |--E. (E.) multiarcuata Holloway 1976 NS07
    |    |--E. (E.) radiata (Walker 1866) ONE03, NO08 [=*Sarmalia radiata NO08]
    |    `--E. (E.) splendens Nässig & Schulze 2007 NS07
    |--E. (Heringijana Bryk 1944) [=Drepanojana Bryk 1944 non Aurivillius 1893] NO08
    |    `--E. (*Heringijana) citheronia Bryk 1944 [=E. (*Drepanojana) citheronia] NO08
    `--E. (Tagora Walker 1855) ONE03, NO08
         |--E. (*T.) glaucescens (Walker 1855) [=Tagora glaucescens] NO08
         |--E. (T.) obsoleta (Talbot 1926) NO08
         |--E. (T.) pallida (Walker 1855) [=Jana pallida] NO08
         `--E. (T.) pandya (Moore 1866) [=Tagora pandya, *Mallarctus pandya] NO08

‘Dreata’ geminata Walker 1855 [incl. D. lineata Walker 1855, *Leptojana lineata, Messata lineata, *Brachytera phalaenaria Felder & Felder 1874] NO08

Eupterote Hübner 1820 [incl. Brachytera Felder & Felder 1874, Horanpella Moore 1883, Leptojana Butler 1881, Mallarctus Mell 1930, Messata Walker 1855, Murlida Moore in Horsfield & Moore 1860, Pachyjana Butler 1881, Spalyria Moore 1884] NO08

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[NO08] Nässig, W. A., & R. G. Oberprieler. 2008. An annotated catalogue of the genera of Eupterotidae (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea). Senckenbergiana Biologica 88 (1): 53-80.

[NS07] Nässig, W. A., & C. H. Schulze. 2007. A second species with diurnal males of the genus Eupterote from Indonesia: Eupterote (Eupterote) splendens sp. n. from Sulawesi (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea, Eupterotidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 87 (2): 189-194.

[ONE03] Oberprieler, R. G., W. A. Nässig & E. D. Edwards. 2003. Ebbepterote, a new genus for the Australian ‘Eupterote’ expansa (T. P. Lucas), with a revised classification of the family Eupterotidae (Lepidoptera). Invertebrate Systematics 17: 99-110.

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