Subfamily: Arctiinae

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Genera native to southern Africa

List from Vári et al. (2002).

Acantharctia

 

Alpenus

 

Amerila

 

Amphicallia

One species native to southern Africa: Amphicallia bellatrix*

 

Amsacta

 

Argina

 

Caryatis

One species native to southern Africa: Caryatis hersilia     

 

Creatonotos

Two species: Creatonotos flavidus and Creatonotos punctivitta

 

Cymaroa

One species native to southern Africa: Cymaroa grisea

 

Dasyarctia

One species native to southern Africa: Dasyarctia grisea*

 

Dionychoscelis

One species native to southern Africa: Dionychoscelis venata*

 

Diota

One species native to southern Africa: Diota rostrata*

 

Epilacydes

One species native to southern Africa: Epilacydes simulans*

 

Estigmene

 

Eyralpenus

 

Galtara

 

Ilemodes

 

Karschiola

One species native to southern Africa: Karschiola holoclera*

 

Leucaloa

One species native to southern Africa: Leucaloa eugraphica*

 

Micralarctia

Two species: Micralarctia australis and Micralarctia punctulata

 

Neuroxena

One species native to southern Africa: Neuroxena obscurascens

 

Nyctemera

 

Paralacydes

 

Paralpenus

One species native to southern Africa: Paralpenus strigulosus

 

Paramaenas

 

Pareuchaetes

Two species: Pareuchaetes aurata and Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata   

 

Phlyctaenogastra

One species native to southern Africa: Phlyctaenogastra rangei*

 

Phragmatobia

One species native to southern Africa: Phragmatobia parvula

 

Poecilarctia

One species native to southern Africa: Poecilarctia venata*

 

Rhodogastria

Two species: Rhodogastria amasis* and Rhodogastria similis

 

Saenura

One species native to southern Africa: Saenura flava*

 

Secusio

 

Seydelia

One species native to southern Africa: Seydelia ellioti

 

Spilosoma

 

Teracotona

 

Utetheisa

Two species: Utetheisa lotrixlepida and Utetheisa pulchella.

Utetheisa pulchella (Crimson-speckled Footman)

 

Publications

  • VÁRI, L., KROON, D.M., & KRÜGER, M. 2002. Classification and checklist of the species of Lepidoptera recorded in southern Africa. Simple Solutions, Chatswood Australia.

 


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