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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: Spilosomina
Genus: Cheliosea
Species: C. cosmeta – C. xanthotypa

Cheliosea Watson, 1980

Type species: Spilosoma cosmeta Lower, 1907

Heliocaes Turner, 1940. Type species: Spilosoma cosmeta Lower, 1907


Lower, O.B., 1907: New Australian Lepidoptera with synonymic notes. No. XXIV. S. Austr. Trans. R. Soc. 31: 169–172, Adelaide.
Turner, A.J., 1940: A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera). Proc. Roy. Soc. Qd. 51: 51–131.
Watson, A., Fletcher, D.S. & Nye I.W.B., 1980: The Generic Names of Moths of the World 2: 1–228, Trustees of the Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.): London.

Cheliosea is a genus of tiger moths in the family Erebidae described by Watson in 1980. The moths in the genus are found in Australia.[1]


Cheliosea cosmeta (Lower, 1907)

Unknown status

Cheliosea xanthotypa, described as Heliocaes xanthotypa Turner, 1940 from northern Australia is a species inquirenda.


Savela, Markku. "Cheliosea Watson, 1980". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved September 26, 2019.

External links
Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Arctiidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.

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