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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Bombycoidea

Familia: Eupterotidae
Subfamilia: Janinae
Genus: Gracilanja
Species: G. gracilis – G. polymorpha

Gracilanja Bouyer, 2011

Type species: Jana gracilis Walker, 1855
Primary references

Bouyer, T. 2011. Démembrement et réorganisation des genres africains Jana Herrich-Schäffer, 1854 et Hoplojana Aurivillius, 1901 (Lepidoptera, Eupterotidae). Lambillionea 111(3) (Tome 1): 211–218. Reference page.

Gracilanja is a monotypic moth genus in the family Eupterotidae erected by Thierry Bouyer in 2011.[1] Its single species, Gracilanja gracilis, was described by Francis Walker in 1855.[2] It is found in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Uganda.[3]

Adults are pale fawn, the wings partly clouded with pale brown and with two oblique very slender nearly straight brown bands, which are most distinct on the forewings. The hindwings have a testaceous (terracotta color) undulating band between the outer brown band and the exterior border.[4]

Bouyer, T. (2011). "Démembrement et réorganisation des genres Jana Herrich-Schäffer, 1854 et Hoplojana Aurivillius, 1901 (Lepidoptera: Eupterotidae)". Lambillionea. 111 (3) Tomé 1: 211-218.
Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Jana gracilis". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2017). "Gracilanja gracilis (Walker, 1855)". Afromoths. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
Walker, F. (1855). List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part IV. Lepidoptera Heterocera; p. 913. via – Biodiversity Heritage Library

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