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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: Exoporia
Superfamilia: Hepialoidea

Familia: Hepialidae
Genus: Aepytus
Species (34): A. assa – A. biedermanni – A. brasiliensis – A. cataguas – A. coscinophora – A. danieli – A. dorita – A. equatorialis – A. exclamans – A. fasslii – A. forsteri – A. guarani – A. gugelmanni – A. guyanensis – A. helga – A. jeanneli – A. lagopus – A. mahagoniatus – A. mexicanensis – A. monoargenteus – A. munona – A. omagua – A. petropolisiensis – A. philiponi – A. pluriargenteus – A. saguanmachica – A. serta – A. sladeni – A. tesseloides – A. thisbe – A. tupi – A. verresi – A. yungas – A. zischkai

Aepytus Herrich-Schäffer, 1858

Type species: Epialus [sic] exclamans Herrich-Schäffer, 1854

Dalaca Walker, 1856
Alloaepytus Viette, 1951
Hampsoniella Viette, 1949
Hepialyxodes Viette, 1951
Parana Viette, 1949
Philoenia Kirby, 1892
Pseudodalaca Viette, 1949
Pseudophilaenia Viette, 1950
Yleuxas Viette, 1951
Gymelloxes Viette, 1972
Pfitzneriana Viette, 1952
Aplatissa Viette, 1953


Mielke, C.G.C. & Grehan, J.R. 2012. Catalogue of the Latin American Hepialidae with taxonomic remarks (Lepidoptera). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (n.f.) 32(3–4): 131–158. PDF. Reference page. [See p. 132; 'stat. rev.']
Mielke, C.G.C. & Grehan, J.R. 2015. Revision of the genus Aepytus Herrich-Schäffer, [1856] (Lepidoptera, Hepialidae) with description of two new species from Brazil. The European Entomologist 7(3): 65–90. PDF. Reference page.
Nielsen, E.S., Robinson, G.S. & Wagner, D.L. 2000. Ghost-moths of the world: a global inventory and bibliography of the Exoporia (Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea) (Lepidoptera). Journal of natural history 34(6): 823–878. DOI: 10.1080/002229300299282 Reference page. [See p. 842 (as subgenus of Cibyra)]

Aepytus is a genus of moths belonging to the family Hepialidae.[1]

The species of this genus are found in Southern America.[1]


Aepytus assa Druce, 1887
Aepytus biedermanni Viette, 1950
Aepytus brasiliensis Viette, 1951
Aepytus coscinophora Pfitzner, 1914
Aepytus danieli Viette, 1961
Aepytus dorita Schaus, 1901
Aepytus equatorialis Viette, 1949
Aepytus exclamans Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Aepytus fasslii Pfitzner, 1914
Aepytus forsteri Viette, 1961
Aepytus guarani
Aepytus gugelmanni Viette, 1949
Aepytus guyanensis Viette, 1951
Aepytus helga Schaus, 1929
Aepytus jeanneli Viette, 1950
Aepytus lagopus Möschler, 1877
Aepytus mahagoniatus Pfitzner, 1914
Aepytus mexicanensis Viette, 1952
Aepytus monoargenteus Viette, 1950
Aepytus munona Schaus, 1929
Aepytus omagua Pfitzner, 1937
Aepytus petropolisiensis Viette, 1951
Aepytus philiponi Viette, 1949
Aepytus pluriargenteus Viette, 1955
Aepytus saguanmachica Pfitzner, 1914
Aepytus serta Schaus, 1894
Aepytus sladeni Hampson, 1903
Aepytus tesseloides Schaus, 1901
Aepytus thisbe Druce, 1901
Aepytus verresi Schaus, 1929
Aepytus yungas Viette, 1961
Aepytus zischkai Viette, 1961


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