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Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
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Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
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Cladus: Eulepidoptera
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Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Arctiini
Subtribus: Callimorphina
Genera: AglaomorphaAxiopoenaCallimorphaCallindraCalpeniaCarcinopygaCosciniaCymbalophoraDodiaEpimydiaEucheliaEuleechiaEuplagiaHaploaKishidariaLacydesNikaeaSebastiaSpirisTaicallimorphaTinoliodesTyria


Callimorphina Seitz, 1910 (as Callimorphinae)


Note: Nyctemerina are sometimes included in Callimorphina.

Bryk, F., 1937: Arctiidae, subfam. Callimorphinae et Nyctemerinae. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 82: 105 S., Berlin: W.Yunk.
Da Costa M.A. & Weller, S.J., 2005: Phylogeny and classification of Callimorphini (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae). Zootaxa 1025: 1–94, Auckland.
Daniel, F., 1943: Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Arctiidae Ostasiens unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Ausbeuten H.Höne's aus diesem Gebiet (Lep. Het.). I Teil: Callimorphinae und Nyctemerinae. Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft 33: 247–269, T. XIII, München.
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., 2004: Some generic changes in Arctiinae from South Eurasia with the description of three new genera (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Atalanta 35 (1-2): 73–83. Full article: [1].
Dubatolov, V.V., 2006: Cladogenesis of tiger-moths of the subfamily Arctiinae: development of a cladogenetic model of the tribe Callimorphini (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) by the SYNAP method. Euroasian Entomological Journal 5 (2): 95–104, KMK Press, Novosibirsk-Moscow (in Russian).
Dubatolov, V.V., 2010: Tiger-moths of Eurasia (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) (Nyctemerini by Rob de Vos & Vladimir V. Dubatolov). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten. Marktleuthen 65: 1–106.
Kôda, N., 1989: A Generic Classification of the Subfamily Arctiinae of the Palaearctic and Oriental Regions based on the Male and Female Genitalia (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) Part I. Tyô to Ga 38 (3): 153–237. Abstract and full article: [2].
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.
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. Christian & Paul A. Opler, 2008, Revised checklist of the tiger moths of the Continental United States and Canada. Zootaxa 1677: 1–23. [3]
Seitz, A., 1910: Familie: Arctiidae, Bärenspinner. In: Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. I Abt.: Die Gross-Schmetterlinge des Palaearktischen Faunengebietes. Band 2: Die Palaearktiscen Spinner & Schwarmer: 43–103, t. 10-18, 56, Alfred Kernen: Stuttgart.
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.

The Callimorphina are a subtribe of woolly bear moths in the family Erebidae. The subtribe was described by Francis Walker in 1865. Many of these moths are easily confused with butterflies, being quite brightly colored and somewhat diurnal. Their antennae are not thickened into "clubs", which is a typical characteristic of butterflies.

The subtribe was previously classified as a tribe of the former family Arctiidae.

This list of genera in the subtribe were outlined by Michelle A. DaCosta and Susan J. Weller[1] and by Vladimir Viktorovitch Dubatolov.[2]

Utetheisa (often in Nyctemerini)


DaCosta MA, Weller SJ (2005) Phylogeny and classification of Callimorphini (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae). Zootaxa 1025:1-94
Dubatolov VV (2006): Cladogenesis of tiger-moths of the subfamily Arctiinae: development of a cladogenetic model of the tribe Callimorphini (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) by the SYNAP method. Euroasian Entomological Journal 5(2):95-104 (in Russian)

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