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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: Noctuoidea

Familia: Noctuidae
Subfamilia: Plusiinae
Tribus: Abrostolini - Argyrogrammatini - Omorphinini - Plusiini
[list of tribus after Lafontaine & Fibiger (2006)]
Name

Plusiinae Boisduval, 1828
References

Behounek, G. ; Ronkakay, L. & Ronkay, G., 2010: A Taxonomic Atlas of the Eurasian and North African Noctuoidea: Plusiinae 2. The Witt Catalogue, Vol. 4: 1–280.
Dufay, C., 1968: Revision des Plusiinae Paléarctques - I. Monographie du Genre Euchalcia Hübner. Veröffentlichungen der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München, 012: 21–154. Full article: [1].
Kravchenko, V.D., Ronkay, L.A., Behounek, G. & Müller, G.C. 2015. PLusiinae (Excl. Abrostolini) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Ethiopia. A faunistical survey with biogeographical comments. Zootaxa 4013(2): 235–251. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4013.2.5 Preview (PDF). Reference page.
Lafontaine, J.D. & Fibiger, M. 2006. Revised higher classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera). Canadian entomologist 138(5): 610–635. DOI: 10.4039/n06-012 Reference page.
Lafontaine, J.D. & Schmidt, B.C. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. Zookeys 40: 1–239. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.40.414 Reference page.
Ronkay, L., 1986: Taxonomic and zoogeographical studies on the Palaearctic and Indo-Australian Plusiinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici 78: 205–218. Full article: [2].
Ronkay, L., 1987: Taxonomic and zoogeographical studies on the subfamily Plusiinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). The Paleotropical, Oriental and Nearctic material of the Zoological Museum, Copenhagen. Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici 79: 167–178.
Ronkay, L.A., Ronkay, G. & Behounek, G. 2008: A Taxonomic Atlas of the Eurasian and North African Noctuoidea. Plusiinae I. The Witt Catalogue 1: 1-342. Reference page.
Ronkay, L.A., Ronkay, G. & Behounek, G. 2010: A Taxonomic Atlas of the Eurasian and North African Noctuoidea. Plusiinae II. The Witt Catalogue 4: 1-280. Reference page.
Ronkay, L. ; G. Ronkay & P. Gyulai, 2011: The Witt Catalogue Volume 5: A Taxonomic Atlas of the Eurasian and North African Noctuoidea: Cuculliinae II and Psaphidinae. 1-380.
Varga, Z. & Ronkay, L., 1984: Zwei neue Plusiinae-Subspezies von der Balkanhalbinsel (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 30(1–2): 205–212.

Plusiinae is a smallish (for noctuid standards) subfamily of the moth family Noctuidae. As the Noctuidae appear to be a paraphyletic assemblage, the Plusiinae may eventually be raised to family status (Weller et al. 1994).


References

Weller, S.J.; Pashley, D.P.; Martin, J.A. & Constable, J.L. (1994): Phylogeny of noctuoid moths and the utility of combining independent nuclear and mitochondrial genes. Systematic Biology 43: 194–211.

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