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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: Drepanoidea

Familia: Cimeliidae
Genus: Axia
Species: A. margarita – A. napoleona – A. nesiota – A. olga – A. theresiae – A. vaulogeri
Name

Axia Hübner, [1821]
Synonyms

Timia Boisduval, [1828] [nec Timia Wiedemann, 1824]
Cimelia Lederer, 1853
Cimetimia Chrétien, 1916

References

Freina, J. de & Witt, T.J., 1983: Taxonomische Veränderungen bei den Bombyces und Sphinges Europas und Nordwestafrikas (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Axiidae). Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Österreichischen Entomologen, 35: 17–20. Full article: [1].
Witt, T., 1982: Eine neue unterart von Axia theresiae (Korb, 1899) aus der Türkei und bemerkungen zum typenverbleib der von Dr. Werner Marten aufgestellten taxa der gattung Axia Hübner, [1821] 1816 (Lepidoptera: Axiidae). Entomofauna 3 (11): 145–158. Full article: [2].

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: Drepanoidea

Familia: Cimeliidae
Genus: Axia
Species: A. margarita – A. napoleona – A. nesiota – A. olga – A. theresiae – A. vaulogeri
Name

Axia Hübner, [1821]
Synonyms

Timia Boisduval, [1828] [nec Timia Wiedemann, 1824]
Cimelia Lederer, 1853
Cimetimia Chrétien, 1916

References

Freina, J. de & Witt, T.J., 1983: Taxonomische Veränderungen bei den Bombyces und Sphinges Europas und Nordwestafrikas (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Axiidae). Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Österreichischen Entomologen, 35: 17–20. Full article: [1].
Witt, T., 1982: Eine neue unterart von Axia theresiae (Korb, 1899) aus der Türkei und bemerkungen zum typenverbleib der von Dr. Werner Marten aufgestellten taxa der gattung Axia Hübner, [1821] 1816 (Lepidoptera: Axiidae). Entomofauna 3 (11): 145–158. Full article: [2].

Axia, the gold moths, is a genus of moths whose precise relationships within the macrolepidoptera are currently uncertain, but they currently are placed within the superfamily Drepanoidea. Uniquely, they have a pair of pocket-like organs on the seventh abdominal spiracle of the adult moth[1] which are possibly sound receptive organs.[2] They are quite large and brightly coloured moths that occur only in southern Europe and feed on species of Euphorbia. Sometimes they are attracted to light.[1] The genus was first described by Jacob Hübner in 1821.

One species, Epicimelia theresiae, was formerly included in this genus, but has since been recognized as distinct; it represents the only other described genus in the family.[3]

Species

Axia margarita (Hübner, 1813)
Axia napoleona Schawerda, 1926
Axia nesiota Reisser, 1962
Axia olga (Staudinger, 1899)
Axia vaulogeri Staudinger, 1892

References

J. Minet (1999). "The Axioidea and Calliduloidea". In N. P. Kristensen (ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin & New York. pp. 257–261.
J. Minet & A. Surlykke (2003). "Auditory and sound producing organs". In N. P. Kristensen (ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 2: Morphology and Physiology. Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin. pp. 289–323.

[1] Shen-Horn Yen and Joël Minet (2007) Cimelioidea: A New Superfamily Name for the Gold Moths (Lepidoptera: Glossata). Zoological Studies 46(3): 262-271

Sources

De Freina, J.J. & Witt, T.J, (1987) Die Bombyces und Sphinges der Westpalearktis.; ISBN 3-926285-00-1
Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002

External links
Savela, Markku. "Axia Hübner, 1821". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 4, 2018.

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