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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
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Drepanoidea

Familia: Drepanidae
Subfamilia: Thyatirinae
Genus: Epipsestis
Species Group ornata

Species: E. manmiaoyangi – E. ornata
Species Group nikkoensis

Species: E. nikkoensis
Species Group castaneata

Species: E. bilineata – E. castaneata – E. peregovitsi
Species Group dubia

Species: E. albicosta – E. albidisca – E. dubia – E. longipennis – E. medialis – E. mediofusca – E. meilingchani – E. niveifasciata – E. witti
Species Group vastaguncus

Species: E. vastaguncus
Species Group nigropunctata

Species: E. bisociata – E. nigropunctata – E. stueningi
Species Group cortigera

Species: E. cortigera – E. wernyi
Species Group renalis

E. renalis

Epipsestis Matsumura, 1921

Type species: Polyploca ornata Leech, 1889

Neopsestis Matsumura, 1933, Insecta Matsumurana 7: 195.
Type species: Polyploca nikkoensis Matsumura, 1921.
Sugiploca Matsumura, 1933, Insecta Matsumurana 7: 198.
Typespecies: Sugiploca sugitanii Matsumura, 1933.(= E. ornata Leech, 1889).

Epipsestis meilingchani

Epipsestis meilingchani


Matsumura, 1921, Thousand Insects of Japan (Additamentum) 4: 858.
László, Gy.M. & Ronkay, G., 1999. Species of the genus Epipsestis Matsumura, 1921 in Taiwan, with the descriptions of three new taxa (Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae). Bulletin of the National Museum of Natural. Science, 12: 75–92.
László, Gy.M. & Ronkay, G., 2000: New Epipsestis Matsumura, 1921 species (Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae) from Vietnam and from Nepal. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46(4): 337–349.
László, Gy. M.; G. Ronkay; L. Ronkay & T. Witt, 2007, Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie Band 13: 1–683 [1].
Yoshimoto, H., 1988: A new Epipsestis (Lepidoptera, Thyatridae) and records of some allies from China based on the Höne collection. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 39 (4): 409–415. Full article: [2].
Yoshimoto, H., 1995: Description of a new species of the genus Epipsestis Matsumura (Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae) from Taiwan. Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan 46(4): 241–243. Abstract and full article: [3].

Epipsestis is a genus of moths belonging to the subfamily Thyatirinae of the Drepanidae. It was erected by Shōnen Matsumura in 1921.[1]


Species group ornata
Epipsestis manmiaoyangi László & Ronkay, 1999
Epipsestis ornata (Leech, [1889])
Species group nikkoensis
Epipsestis nikkoensis (Matsumura, 1921)
Species group castaneata
Epipsestis bilineata (Warren, 1915) (=Epipsestis acutangula (Warren, 1915))
Epipsestis castaneata (Warren, 1915)
Epipsestis peregovitsi Laszlo & G. Ronkay, 2000
Species group dubia
Epipsestis albicosta Yoshimoto, 1993
Epipsestis albidisca (Warren, 1888)
Epipsestis dubia (Warren, 1888)
Epipsestis longipennis Yoshimoto, 1982
Epipsestis medialis Yoshimoto, 1982
Epipsestis mediofusca Yoshimoto, 1982
Epipsestis meilingchani László & Ronkay, 1999
Epipsestis niveifasciata Laszlo & G. Ronkay, 2000
Epipsestis witti Laszlo, G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 2007
Species group vastaguncus
Epipsestis vastaguncus Laszlo & G. Ronkay, 2000
Species group nigropunctata
Epipsestis bisociata Laszlo & G. Ronkay, 2000
Epipsestis nigropunctata (Sick, 1941)
Epipsestis stueningi Yoshimoto, 1988
Species group cortigera
Epipsestis cortigera Yoshimoto, 1995
Epipsestis wernyi Laszlo, G. Ronkay, L. Ronkay & Witt, 2007
Species group renalis
Epipsestis renalis (Moore, 1888)

Former species

Epipsestis griseata (Warren, 1915)
Epipsestis orbicularis (Moore, 1888)


Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Epipsestis". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2018. Edit this at Wikidata

Savela, Markku. "Epipsestis Matsumura, 1921". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 18, 2018.

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