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Notodontidae, Noctuidae

The superfamily Noctuoidea is split into 6 families i.e. Erebidae, Noctuidae, Notodontidae, Euteliidae, Nolidae and Oenosandridae. The Notodontidae comprises of 13 subfamilies of which 4 are found in the neotropical region i.e. Hemiceratinae, Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae and Dioptinae. Additionally there are a number of poorly researched genera to which no subfamily has yet been assigned.




Crinodes besckei

Crinodes bellatrix

Pentobesa inexpectata

Rhudara coralia

Hapigia repandens

Hapigia curvilinea

Hemiceras rufescens

Hemiceras punctata

Hemiceras alba

Hemiceras ruizi

Hemiceras sabis

 Psilacron luteovirens

Rosema thalassina

Rosema epigena

Rosema zelica

Myonia graba

Myonia regis

Lyces annulata

Josia auriflua

Euchontha frigida





The Noctuidae comprises of about 35,000 known species worldwide, although that figure probably represents only a third of the true total. The systematics is disorganised, with the species currently split between 36 subfamilies of which about half occur in the neotropical region.

Leucania sp. 621

Xanthopastis timais

Argyrogramma verruca



Seirocastnia amalthea


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