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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:Drepanidae
Subfamilia: Thyatirinae
Genus: Chaeopsestis
Species: C. ludovicae
Name

Chaeopsestis Le Cerf, 1941

Type species: Chaeopsestis ludovicae Le Cerf, 1941
References

Le Cerf, 1941, Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 46: 94
Laszlo, Gy. M.; G. Ronkay; L. Ronkay & T. Witt, 2007, Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie Band 13: 1–683 [1]

Chaeopsestis is a monotypic moth genus belonging to the family Drepaninae first described by Ferdinand Le Cerf in 1941.[1] Its single species, Chaeopsestis ludovicae, was described in the same paper.[2] It is found in Vietnam, Thailand and the Chinese provinces of Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan.[3]

Adults are on wing from October to November. Adults drink the tears of several animals including humans (lachryphagy). The moth attaches itself to the eyelid. It has also been recorded drinking sweat and fluids from the nose.[4]
References

Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Chaeopsestis". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Chaeopsestis ludovicae". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
Jiang, Nan; Yang, Chao; Xue, Dayong; Han, Hongxiang (March 2015). "An updated checklist of Thyatirinae (Lepidoptera, Drepanidae) from China, with descriptions of one new species". Zootaxa. 3941 (1): 1–48. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3941.1.1. PMID 25947492.
Hans Bänziger (1992). "Remarkable new cases of moths drinking human tears in Thailand (Lepidoptera: Thyatiridae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae)" Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society. 40: 92–102.

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