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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: Ctenuchina
Genera: Aclytia – Agyrta – Antichloris – Anycles – Belemnia – Ceramidia – Ceramidiodes – CercopimorphaCissepsCorematura – Coreura – Correbia – Ctenucha – Cyanopepla – Dahana – Delphyre – Dinia – Ecdemus – Episcepsis – Eriphioides – Eucereon – Gloora – Gymnelia – Heliura – Lymire – Neacerea – Parascepsis – Ptychotricos – Telioneura – Tipulodes – Trichura


Ctenuchina Kirby, 1837



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Vernacular names
English: Wasp Moths

The Ctenuchina are a subtribe of moths in the family Erebidae.


The Ctenuchina were previously classified as the subfamily Ctenuchinae of the family Arctiidae. That subfamily contained three tribes: Ctenuchini, Euchromiini (wasp moths), and Syntomini. The family Arctiidae was lowered in rank to the subfamily Arctiinae, and consequently, the three tribes became subtribes (with the -ina suffix). Ctenuchina and Euchromiina were reclassified in the tribe Arctiini, while the Syntomina were raised in rank to the tribe Syntomini.[1][2]

List separated based on data from the Taxonomicon [3]


Assigned to subfamily Arctiinae. Not assigned to a tribe.


Assigned to tribe Arctiini. Not assigned to a subtribe.



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"The Taxonomicon: Subtribe Ctenuchina". Retrieved 22 February 2015.

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