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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
Superfamilia: Cossoidea

Familia: Castniidae
Subfamilia: Castniinae
Tribus: Castniini
Genus: Castniomera
Species: C. atymnius

Castniomera Houlbert, 1918

Castniomera (Melanosema) Houlbert, 1918
Castniomera (Phaeosema) Houlbert, 1918


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Castniomera is a monotypic moth genus in the family Castniidae described by Constant Vincent Houlbert in 1918. Its single species, Castniomera atymnius, the giant butterfly-moth, was first described by Johan Wilhelm Dalman in 1824.[1] It is known from Mexico through Central America to Venezuela.

The larvae feed on Musaceae species.[2]

Castniomera atymnius atymnius (eastern Brazil, French Guiana, Colombia)
Castniomera atymnius drucei (Schaus, 1911) (Colombia, Costa Rica)
Castniomera atymnius ecuadorensis (Houlbert, 1917) (Ecuador)
Castniomera atymnius futilis (Walker, 1856) (Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Panama)
Castniomera atymnius humboldti (Boisduval, [1875]) (Colombia)
Castniomera atymnius immaculata (Lathy, 1922) (French Guiana)
Castniomera atymnius newmanni (Houlbert, 1917) (Panama to Colombia, Venezuela)


Savela, Markku. "Castniomera Houlbert, 1918". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
"A synopsis of the Castniidae (Lepidoptera) of Trinidad and Tobago" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-16.

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