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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: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Lithosiini
Subtribus: Nudariina
Genus: Thumatha
Species: T. africana – T. brunnea – T. fuscescens – T. inconstans – T. kakamegae – T. lunaris – T. monochroa – T. muscula – T. ochracea – T. orientalis – T. punctata – T. senex

Thumatha Walker

Type species: Thumatha fuscescens Walker, 1866

Pelobrochis Lucas, 1892
Dictenus Butler, 1897
Nudaridia Hampson, 1900
Thumata Draudt, 1914


Kühne, L. 2007. Beschreibung neuer Flechtenbärenarten aus Afrika nebst taxonomischen Anmerkungen (Arctiidae: Lithosiinae). Esperiana, Buchreihe zur Entomologie Memoir 3: 353–394. Abstract (PDF) Reference page.
Kühne, L., 2010: Taxonomische Ergebnisse der bearbeitung der nachtfalterfauna des südlichen Afrikas (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Esperiana Memoir 5: 433–456.
Okano, M., 1958: A new subspecies of Nudaridia ochracea Bremer from Hokkaido, Japan (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Lithosiinae). TInea 4 (2): 263–264.
Witt, T.J. & Ronkay, L. (Eds.) 2011. Noctuidae Europaeae. Volume 13. Lymantriinae and Arctiinae, including phylogeny and check list of the quadrifid Noctuoidea of Europe. Entomological Press, Sorø, 448 pp. ISBN 978-87-89430-18-8. Reference page.
Zolotuhin V.V., 1996: Thumata monochroa spec.nov., a new species of arctiid moths from south-eastern Kasakhstan (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae). Atalanta (Marktleuthen/ Wurzburg) 27(1/2): 339–341

Thumatha is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae. The genus was erected by Francis Walker in 1866. Species are distributed in the Oriental and Australian regions.

Palpi porrect (extending forward) and slender. Antennae bipectinated (comb like on both sides) in male. Tibia with long spurs. Forewings are broad and short. Veins 3 to 5 arise closer to the end of the cell, and vein 6 from upper angle. Veins 7 to 9 stalked and vein 11 anastomosing (fusing) with vein 12. In hindwings, veins 3 and 4 stalked, vein 5 from angle of cell, veins 6 and 7 stalked, and vein 8 from beyond the middle of cell.[1]

Thumatha brunnea Kühne, 2007
Thumatha fuscescens Walker, 1866
Thumatha fuscescens africana - Kühne, 2007
Thumatha fuscescens fuscescens
Thumatha kakamegae Kühne, 2007
Thumatha inconstans (Butler, [1897])
Thumatha infantula (Saalmüller, 1880)
Thumatha lunaris Durante, 2007
Thumatha monochroa Zolotuhin, 1996
Thumatha muscula (Staudinger, 1887)
Thumatha ochracea (Bremer, 1861)
Thumatha orientalis Holloway, 2001
Thumatha punctata Kühne, 2010
Thumatha senex (Hübner, [1808])


Hampson, G. F. (1894). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume II. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Kühne, L. (2007). Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie Memoir 3: 353–394.
Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Arctiidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.
Thalassia Salentina 30: 81–92.
Savela, Markku. "Thumatha Walker, 1866". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 23, 2019.

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