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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: Geometroidea

Familia: Uraniidae
Subfamilia: Uraniinae
Genera: Chrysiridia

Species: C. riphearia – C. rhipheus

Chrysiridia Hübner, 1823

Chrysiridia rhipheus MHNT ventre

Chrysiridia rhipheus


Chrysiridia – Taxon details on National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Chrysiridia is a genus of uraniid moths from Africa including Madagascar. The genus was erected by Jacob Hübner in 1823. They are diurnal and strongly marked with iridescent colours.

Listed alphabetically:[1]

Chrysiridia croesus (Gerstaecker, 1871) – African sunset moth, Croesus moth (East Africa)
Chrysiridia rhipheus (Drury, 1773) – Madagascan sunset moth (Madagascar)

An additional species, Chrysiridia prometheus (Drapiez, 1819), supposedly from the isolated South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, has been described, but this was already found to be erroneous more than 100 years ago[2] and no recent authority recognize it as valid.

Savela, Markku. "Chrysiridia Hübner, [1823]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
A synonymic catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera. (Moths) : Vol. 1. Sphinges and bombyces (1892)

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