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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: Arctiini
Subtribus: Spilosomina
Genus: Alphaea
Subgenera: A. (Alphaea) – A. (Flavalphaea) – A. (Nayaca)

Overview of species: A. anopunctata – A. dellabrunai – A. fulvohirta – A. habibiei – A. hongfena – A. impleta – A. khasiana – A. chiyo – A. florescens – A. imbuta – A. rothschildi – A. stanislava – A. turatii

Alphaea Walker, 1855

Type-species: Alphaea fulvohirta Walker, 1855

Dubatolov, Vladimir V. & Yasunori Kishida, 2004: Review of the genus Alphaea Walker, 1855 (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Tinea 18 (4): 241–252.
Orhant, G.E.R.J. 1999. Alphaea habibiei n. sp., espèce confondue (Lepidoptera Arctiidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de Mulhouse 55: 61–63. Reference page.
Walker, F., 1855: List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 3: 583–775, Edward Newman: London.

Alphaea is a genus of tiger moths in the family Erebidae. The genus was erected by Francis Walker in 1855. They are found on India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Java only.


Palpi short and hairy, which extending beyond the frons. Hind tibia with two pairs of spurs. Forewings are rather long and narrow.[1]
Subgenus Alphaea sensu stricto

Alphaea anopunctata (Oberthür, 1896)
Alphaea dellabrunai Saldaitis & Ivinskis, 2008
Alphaea fulvohirta Walker, 1855
Alphaea hongfena Fang, 1983

Subgenus Flavalphaea Dubatolov & Kishida, 2005

Alphaea impleta (Walker, [1865])
Alphaea khasiana (Rothschild, 1910)

Subgenus Nayaca Moore, 1879

Alphaea chiyo Dubatolov & Kishida, 2005
Alphaea florescens (Moore, 1879)
Alphaea imbuta (Walker, 1855)
Alphaea rothschildi Dubatolov & Kishida, 2005
Alphaea turatii (Oberthür, 1911)


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

Dubatolov, V.V. & Kishida, Y., 2005: Review of the genus Alphaea Walker, 1855 (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae). Tinea 18 (4): 241-252, Tokyo.
Fang, Ch., 1983: A new species of Alphaea from China (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Acta Entomologica Sinica 26 (2): 216-217, Beijing (in Chinese).
Saldaitis, A., Ivinskis, P. & Witt, T., 2008: Alphaea dellabrunai sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) from China. Acta Zoologica Lituanica 18 (3): 166-168, Vilnius.
Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Arctiidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.
Savela, Markku. "Alphaea Walker, 1855". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 12, 2019.

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