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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: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Arctiini
Subtribus (8): ArctiinaCallimorphinaCtenuchinaEuchromiinaNyctemerinaPericopinaPhaegopterinaSpilosomina

Genera not assigned to a subtribus

Chlorocrisia – Diaphanophora – Holomelina – Lafajana – Mangina – Pseudalus – Utetheisa – Venedictoffia – Westindia

Arctiini Leach, [1815]

Beccacece, H.M. & Zapata, A.I. 2017. Taxonomic changes of some neotropical species of Arctiini Leach (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae). Zootaxa 4272(3): 421–429. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4272.3.7. Reference page.
Cerny, K., 2011: A Review of the subfamily Arctiinae (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) from the Philippines. Entomofauna 32 (1): 29–92.
Dowdy, N.J., Keating, S., Lemmon, A.R., Lemmon, E.M., Conner, W.E., Chialvo, C.H.S., Weller, S.J., Simmons, R.B., Sisson, M.S. & Zaspel, J.M. 2020. A deeper meaning for shallow-level phylogenomic studies: nested anchored hybrid enrichment offers great promise for resolving the tiger moth tree of life (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae). Systematic Entomology 45(4): 874–893. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12433 Reference page.
Dubatolov, V.V., 1996: A list of the Arctiinae of the territory of the former U.S.S.R. (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 37: 39–87.
Dubatolov, V.V., 2006: New genera and species of Arctiinae from the Afrotropical fauna (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo N.F. 27 (3): 139–152. [1]
Dubatolov, V.V. 2008: Construction of the phylogenetic model for the genera of the tribe Arctiini (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) with the synap method. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 87(3): 653–657; Entomological Review 88 (7): 833–837.
Dubatolov, V.V., 2009: Development of a phylogenetic model for the tribe Micrarctiini (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) by the SYNAP method. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 88 (4): 438–445; Entomological Review 89 (3): 306–313.
Dubatolov, V.V., 2009: Reviewing the African tiger-moth genera: 1. A new genus, two new subgenera and a species list from the expedition to Malawi by V. Kovtunovich & P. Ustjuzhanin in 2008-2009, with further taxonomic notes on South African Arctiinae. Atalanta 40 (1-2): 285–301.
Dubatolov, V.V., 2010: Tiger-moths of Eurasia (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) (Nyctemerini by Rob de Vos & Vladimir V. Dubatolov). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 65: 1–106.
Gibeaux, C. & Coenen, F. 2014. Caractérisation de Diaphanophora kindlii, genre et espèce nouveaux de Guyane frainaise (Lepidoptera Erebidae Arctiinae Arctiini). Antenor 1(1): 69–81. Reference page.
Goodger, D.T.; Watson, A., 1995: The Afrotropical Tiger-Moths. An illustrated catalogue, with generic diagnosis and species distribution, of the Afrotropical Arctiinae (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). – Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books Aps., 55 pp.
Krüger, M., 2009: Pseudophragmatobia gen. nov. from southern Africa, with description of six new species (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Arctiini). Entomologische Zeitschrift 119 (5): 223–231.
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.
Pinheiro, L.R. & Gaal-Haszler, S. 2015: Illustrated catalogue of Neotropical Ctenuchina, Euchromiina and Pericopina types (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini) described by Hans Zerny, with discussion on their taxonomic status. Zootaxa 3925(4): 505–535. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3925.4.2. Reference page.
Rönkä, K., Mappes, J., Kaila, L. & Wahlberg, N. 2016. Putting Parasemia in its phylogenetic place: a molecular analysis of the subtribe Arctiina (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology 41(4): 844–853. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12194 Reference page.
Schmidt, B.C.; Opler, P.A. 2008: Revised checklist of the tiger moths of the Continental United States and Canada. Zootaxa, 1677: 1–23. Abstract & excerpt PDF
Vincent, B. & Laguerre, M. 2014. Catalogue of the Neotropical Arctiini Leach, [1815] (except Ctenuchina Kirby, 1837 and Euchromiina Butler, 1876) (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae). Zoosystema 36(2): 137–533. DOI: 10.5252/z2014n2a1 Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Vos, R. de, 2011: Nicetosoma gen. nov., a new genus for the “Spilosoma” niceta group of species East of the Weber Line (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini). Sugapa (Suara Serangga Papua) 5 (4): 109–144.
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.
Zaspel, J.M., Weller, S.J., Wardwell, C.T., Zahiri, R. & Wahlberg, N. 2014. Phylogeny and Evolution of Pharmacophagy in Tiger Moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae). PLoS ONE 9(7): e101975. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101975 Reference page.
Zenker, M.M., Wahlberg, N., Brehm, G., Teston, J.A., Przybylowicz, L., Pie, M.R. & Freitas, A.V.L. 2017. Systematics and origin of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) in the Neotropical region. Zoologica scripta 46(3): 348–362. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12202 Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: tiger moths
русский: медведицы

The Arctiini are a tribe of tiger moths in the family Erebidae.

The tribe was previously treated as a higher-level taxon, the subfamily Arctiinae, within the lichen and tiger moth family, Arctiidae. The ranks of the family and its subdivisions were lowered in a recent reclassification while keeping the contents of the family and its subdivisions largely unchanged. These changes in rank triggered changes in the suffixes in the names. The subfamily Arctiinae as a whole was reclassified as the subfamily Arctiinae within the family Erebidae. The original subfamily Arctiinae was lowered to tribe status as Arctiini, and its original tribes were lowered to subtribe status by changing the -ini suffix to -ina (e.g., Callimorphini became Callimorphina). Thus, the name "Arctiinae" used to refer to only a subgroup of the entire group of lichen and tiger moths, but now it refers to the entire group.
Subtribes (former tribes)

Many genera in the tribe have been classified into the following subtribes, while the others are incertae sedis.[1][2]

Incertae sedis

A note by Vladimir Viktorovitch Dubatolov

Generic composition of Arctiinae have been stated in main species catalogs of this subfamily: Nearctic (Ferguson & Opler, 2006[3]), Neotropical (Watson & Goodger, 1986[4]), Eurasia (Dubatolov & de Vos, 2010[2]), Australia (Edwards, 1996[5]), with additions and corrections by Dubatolov, Afrotropical (Goodger & Watson, 1995 with later additions and corrections by Dubatolov). Many problematic genera were placed in correct tribes or different subfamilies in these catalogs.
Some notable taxa

Eupseudosoma involuta (Sepp, 1855)
Halysidota leda (Druce, 1880)
Halysidota leda leda
Halysidota leda enricoi Toulgoët, 1978
Halysidota schausi Rothschild, 1909
Hypercompe icasia (Cramer, 1777)
Opharus bimaculata (Dewitz, 1877)
Pachydota albiceps (Walker, 1856)
Pseudamastus alsa (Druce, 1890)
Pseudamastus alsa alsa
Pseudamastus alsa lalannei Toulgoët, 1985
Utetheisa ornatrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758)


Lafontaine, J. D. & Fibiger, M. (2006). "Revised higher classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera)". Canadian Entomologist. 138: 610-635.
Dubatolov, V. V. (2010). "Tiger-moths of Eurasia (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) (Nyctemerini by Rob de Vos & Vladimir V. Dubatolov)". Neue Entomologische Nachrichten. 65: 1-106.
Ferguson, D. C. & Opler, P. A. (2006). "Checklist of the Arctiidae (Lepidoptera: Insecta) of the continental United States and Canada". Zootaxa. 1299: 1-33.
Watson, A. & Goodger, D. T. (1986). Catalogue of the Neotropical tiger-moths. 1-71, Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London.

Edwards, E. D. (1996). "Arctiidae": 278-286, 368-370. In: Nielsen, E.; Edwards, E.; Rangsi, T.; Edwards, E. D.; Nielsen, E. S. & Rangsi, T. V. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera 4: xiv+529

Savela, Markku. "Arctiinae Leach, [1815]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved September 16, 2019.

Main species catalogs

Dubatolov, V. V. (2010). "Tiger-moths of Eurasia (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) (Nyctemerini by Rob de Vos & Vladimir V. Dubatolov)". Neue Entomologische Nachrichten. 65: 1-106.
Edwards, E. D. (1996). "Arctiidae". Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera 4: 278-286, 368-370
Ferguson, D. C. & Opler, P. A. (2006). "Checklist of the Arctiidae (Lepidoptera: Insecta) of the continental United States and Canada". Zootaxa 1299: 1-33.
Goodger, D. T. & Watson, A. (1995). The afrotropical tiger-moths. An illustrated catalogue, with generic diagnosis and species distribution, of the afrotropical arctiinae (Lepidoptera: arctiidae). Apollo Books Aps.: Stenstrup, Denmark, 55 pp.
Watson, A. (1971). "An illustrated Catalog of the Neotropic Arctiinae type in the United States National Museum (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) Part 1". Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 50: 1-361.
Watson, A. & Goodger, D. T. (1986). "Catalogue of the Neotropical Tiger-moths". Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology. 1: 1-71.

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