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The Eucocytiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos

Note: Just recently the large family Noctuidae has been revised by DNA analysis at higher taxonomic level (Zahiri et al, 2010; 2011 & 2013) which resulted in a new arrangement of the traditional subfamilies within Noctuidae, Erebidae, Euteliidae and Nolidae. Former families as Lymantriidae and Arctiidae are now placed as subfamilies in the Erebidae! For the subfamily Pantheinae it resulted in a rearrangement of genera in Eucocytiinae, Pantheinae s.s. and Dyopsinae. Although the DNA research at these taxa has not reached the end yet it has become clear that the new classification shows a more correct arrangement than the traditional one does. We follow the latest results.

Listed New Guinea species: 1 [1 species recorded from Papua Indonesia]

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Eucocytia Rothschild & Jordan, 1905

meeki Rothschild & Jordan, 1905



[last updated 17th May 2013]