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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Geometroidea

Familia: Geometridae
Subfamilia: Ennominae
Tribus: Abraxini
Genus: Abraxas
Subgenera (2): Abraxas – CalospilosSubgenera: A. (Abraxas) - A. (Calospilos)

Overview of species (170)

A. abrasata – A. adelphica – A. adilluminata – A. adusta – A. aequimargo – A. aesiopsis – A. albiplaga – A. albiquadrata – A. alpestris – A. amicula – A. antinebulosa – A. aphorista – A. asemographa – A. ateles – A. auchmodes – A. baccata – A. calypta – A. capitata – A. celidota – A. circinata – A. comminuta – A. confluentaria – A. conialeuca – A. consputa – A. copha – A. cosmia – A. culpini – A. cupreilluminata – A. curvilinearia – A. cyclobalia – A. degener – A. diastema – A. dichostata – A. discoparallela – A. disrupta – A. ditritaria – A. elaioides – A. epipercna – A. etridoides – A. expectata – A. extralineata – A. faceta – A. fasciaria – A. flavimacula – A. flavisinuata – A. flavobasalis – A. fletcheri – A. formosilluminata – A. fulvobasalis – A. fuscescens – A. gephyra – A. germana – A. grisearia – A. grossulariata – A. gunsana – A. harutai – A. hemerophiloides – A. honei – A. illuminata – A. incolorata – A. intermedia – A. interpunctata – A. intervacuata – A. invasata – A. irrorata – A. irrula – A. ischnophragma – A. joyceyi – A. kanoi – A. kanshireiensis – A. kansuensis – A. karafutonis – A. labraria – A. latifasciata – A. latizonata – A. leopardina – A. lepida – A. leucaphrodes – A. leucoloepa – A. leucostola – A. lugubris – A. luteolaria – A. macroplaca – A. macularia – A. maculicincta – A. major – A. martaria – A. membranacea – A. metabasis – A. metamorpha – A. miranda – A. moniliata – A. montivolans – A. monychata – A. nebularia – A. neomartaria – A. nepalensis – A. nepalilluminata – A. nephodes – A. nigrivena – A. niphonibia – A. notata – A. omissa – A. ostrina – A. pantaria – A. parvimiranda – A. parvipunctata – A. paucinotata – A. pauxilla – A. perchaotica – A. permaculosa – A. permutans – A. persimplex – A. persuspecta – A. picaria – A. placata – A. pleniguttata – A. plumbeata – A. poliaria – A. poliostrota – A. polysticta – A. praepiperata – A. privata – A. proicteriodes – A. propior – A. propsara – A. prosthetocneca – A. punctaria – A. punctifera – A. punctisignaria – A. pusilla – A. quadrimorpha – A. reticularia – A. rhusiocirra – A. satoi – A. semilivens – A. semiusta – A. sesquilineata – A. shensica – A. shigernaei – A. sinicaria – A. sinilluminata – A. sinimartaria – A. sinopicaria – A. sordida – A. sporocrossa – A. stictotaenia – A. stresemanni – A. subflava – A. subhyalinata – A. submartiaria – A. suffusa – A. superpicaria – A. suspecta – A. sylvata – A. symmetrica – A. syngenica – A. taiwanensis – A. tenellula – A. tenuisuffusa – A. todara – A. tortuosaria – A. trigonomorpha – A. triseriaria – A. triseriata – A. unisinuata – A. virginalis – A. wegneri – A. wehrlii – A. wilemani

Check (14): A. antipusilla – A. arearia – A. aritai – A. atrolivens – A. breueri – A. chapaensis – A. metallica – A. nanlingensis – A. oblongostigma – A. peregrina – A. pseudomiranda – A. sachalinensis – A. sublepida – A. ulmaria
Name

Abraxas Leach, 1815

Type species: Phalaena grossulariata Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms

Spilote Hübner, [1806]
Spilota Hübner, 1818 (nom. nud.)
Spilota Hübner, 1822 (preocc. Spilota Billberg, 1820)
Zerene Treitschke, 1825 (preocc. Zerene Hübner, [1819])
Calospilos Hübner, [1825]
Callispilus Agassiz, 1847 (emend.)
Potera Moore, [1879]
Omophyseta Warren, 1894
Silabraxas Swinhoe, 1900
Chooreechillum Lucas, 1901
Dextridens Wehrli, 1934
Isostictia Wehrli, 1934
Diceratodesia Wehrli, 1935
Mesohypoleuca Wehrli, 1935
Rhabdotaedoeagus Wehrli, 1935
Spinuncus Wehrli, 1935
Trimeresia Wehrli, 1935

Primary references

Leach 1815: Brewster's Edin. Ency., 9 (1), 134.

References

Choi, S.-W. ; S.-S. Kim & Y.-H. Shin 1998: Systematics of the Tribe Abraxini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae) in South Korea. Insecta koreana, 15: 41–76.
Inoue, H. 1995: The genera Abraxas and Ourapteryx from Nepal (Geometridae, Ennominae). Tinea, 14 (Supplement 2): 119–139.
Inoue, H. 1994: The genus Abraxas Leach (Geometridae, Ennominae) from Thailand. Tinea, 14 (1): 20–26.
Inoue, H. 2005: A new species of Abraxas and rediscription of A. culpini Prout from South China (Geometridae: Ennominae). Tinea, 18 (4): 315–319.
Sato, R. 2001: Type specimens of the Geometridae (Lepidoptera) described by Matsumura in the Hokkaido University Insect Collection, Japan. Insecta matsumura (n.s.), 58: 115–138. Full article: [1].

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Abraxas, the magpie moths, is a genus of moths in the family Geometridae. It was first described by William Elford Leach in 1815.

Description

Palpi porrect (extending forward) and roughly scaled. Hind tibia of male dilated with a fold containing a tuft of hair. Forewings with vein 3 from before angle of cell and veins 7, 8, 9 and 10, 11 stalked. Vein 11 becoming coincident with vein 12, or apparently absent. Hindwings with vein 3 from before angle of cell.[1]
Species

The genus includes the following species:

Abraxas adilluminata Inoue, 1984
Abraxas albiplaga (Warren, 1894)
Abraxas albiquadrata (Warren, 1897)
Abraxas antinebulosa Inoue, 1984
Abraxas breueri Stüning & Hausmann, 2002
Abraxas capitata Warren, 1894
Abraxas celidota Wehrli, 1931
Abraxas consputa Bastelberger, 1909
Abraxas cupreilluminata Inoue, 1984
Abraxas degener Warren, 1894
Abraxas disrupta Warren, 1894
Abraxas expectata Warren, 1902
Abraxas flavimacula (Warren, 1896)
Abraxas flavisinuata Warren, 1894
Abraxas fletcheri Inoue, 1984
Abraxas formosilluminata Inoue, 1984
Abraxas fulvobasalis Warren, 1894
Abraxas gephyra West, 1929
Abraxas grossulariata (Linnaeus, 1758) – magpie
Abraxas illuminata Warren, 1894
Abraxas incolorata Warren, 1894
Abraxas intermedia Warren, 1888
Abraxas interpunctata Warren, 1905
Abraxas intervacuata (Warren, 1896)
Abraxas invasata Warren, 1897
Abraxas karafutonis Matsumura, 1925
Abraxas labraria Guenée, 1857
Abraxas latifasciata Warren, 1894
Abraxas leucostola Hampson, 1893
Abraxas martaria Guenée, 1857
Abraxas membranacea Warren, 1894
Abraxas metamorpha Warren, 1893
Abraxas miranda Butler, 1878
Abraxas niphonibia Wehrli, 1935
Abraxas notata Warren, 1894
Abraxas pantaria (Linnaeus, 1767) – light magpie
Abraxas parvimiranda Inoue, 1984
Abraxas paucinotata Warren, 1894
Abraxas persimplex Inoue, 1984
Abraxas picaria Moore, [1868]
Abraxas placata Inoue, 1984
Abraxas privata Bastelberger, 1905
Abraxas punctifera (Walker, [1865])
Abraxas pusilla Butler, 1880
Abraxas satoi Inoue, 1972
Abraxas sinopicaria Wehrli, 1934
Abraxas sordida Hampson, 1893
Abraxas sporocrossa Turner, 1922
Abraxas stictotaenia Wehrli, 1932
Abraxas stresemanni Rothschild, 1915
Abraxas subhyalinata Röber, 1891
Abraxas submartiaria Wehrli, 1932
Abraxas suffusa Warren, 1894
Abraxas suspecta (Warren, 1894)
Abraxas sylvata (Scopoli, 1763) – clouded magpie
Abraxas symmetrica Warren, 1894
Abraxas taiwanensis Inoue, 1984
Abraxas tenellula Inoue, 1984
Abraxas tenuisuffusa Inoue, 1984
Abraxas triseriaria Herrich-Schäffer, [1855]
Abraxas wilemani Inoue, 1984

References

Hampson, G. F. (1895). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume III. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Savela, Markku. "Abraxas Leach, [1815]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved July 24, 2018.

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