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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: Afrotheora
Species (7): A. argentimaculata – A. brevivalva – A. flavimaculata – A. jordani – A. minirhodaula – A. rhodaula – A. thermodes

Afrotheora Nielsen & Scoble, 1986

Type species: Eudalaca jordani Viette, 1956 original designation.

Primary references

Nielsen, E.S. & Scoble, M.J. 1986: Afrotheora, a new genus of primitive Hepialidae from Africa (Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea). Entomologica scandinavica 17(1): 29–54. DOI: 10.1163/187631286X00107 Reference page. [See p. 30]

Additional references

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.

Afrotheora is a genus of moths of the family Hepialidae. There are 7 described species, all found in southern Africa. They are considered to be one of the more primitive genera of the Hepialidae, with short antennae and lacking a functional proboscis.

Afrotheora argentimaculata – South Africa
Afrotheora brevivalva – Tanzania
Afrotheora flavimaculata – Angola
Afrotheora jordani – Angola
Afrotheora minirhodaula – South Africa
Afrotheora rhodaula – South Africa
Afrotheora thermodes – South Africa

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