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Hypercompe sp.

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: Hypercompe
Species: H. abdominale – H. abscondens – H. albescens – H. albicolle – H. albicorne – H. albiscriptum – H. alpha – H. alphaeoides – H. amulum – H. amulaense – H. andense – H. andromelum – H. annexum – H. annularium – H. annulifascium – H. anomalum – H. aramis – H. arctioides – H. ater – H. bahiaense – H. bahiaensis – H. bari – H. beckeri – H. bicatenum – H. boisduvali – H. bolivar – H. brasiliense – H. brasiliense – H. bricenoi – H. burmeisteri – H. caecum – H. campinasum – H. candidum – H. castronis – H. catenum – H. caudatum – H. caudulosum – H. cayennense – H. cermelii – H. chelifer – H. chilense – H. chryseis – H. columbinum – H. confluens – H. confusum – H. conspersum – H. contextum – H. cotyorum – H. cretaceum – H. cunegundum – H. cunigundum – H. cyaneator – H. cyaneicorne – H. decipiens – H. decorum – H. defloratum – H. degenerum – H. delicatulum – H. denudatum – H. depauperatum – H. detectum – H. detectivum – H. dissimile – H. distans – H. dognini – H. dorsatum – H. dubium – H. dubiosum – H. ecpantherioides – H. eminens – H. eridane – H. eridanum – H. euripides – H. extremum – H. flavopunctatum – H. fuscescens – H. galanthis – H. ganglio – H. garzoni – H. gaujoni – H. granulum – H. guadulpense – H. guyanensis – H. haitense – H. hambletoni – H. hebonum – H. heterogenum – H. icasia – H. indecisum – H. indecisanum – H. jaguarinum – H. kennedyi – H. kinkelini – H. laetum – H. lantanae – H. lemairei – H. leucarctioides – H. magdalenae – H. marcescens – H. melanoleucum – H. menodum – H. mexicanum – H. mielkei – H. miserum – H. mus – H. muzinum – H. nemophilum – H. neurophyllum – H. nigrilobum – H. nigriplagum – H. obesum – H. obliteratum – H. obscurum – H. obsolescens – H. obtectum – H. ochreator – H. ockendeni – H. ocularium – H. oculatissimum – H. orbiculatum – H. orsum – H. oslari – H. pardalis – H. pellucidum – H. pelucidum – H. permaculatum – H. perplexum – H. persephone – H. persola – H. pertestaceum – H. peruvense – H. postfuscum – H. praeclarum – H. proximum – H. pseudomum – H. pudorinum – H. purum – H. quitense – H. reductum – H. robustum – H. scribonium – H. semiclarum – H. sennettii – H. simplex – H. steinbachi – H. suffusum – H. syntomiformis – H. tenebrum – H. tenellum – H. tessellatum – H. testaceum – H. testacea – H. theophilum – H. thiemei – H. tirolensis – H. trebulum – H. trinitatis – H. turruptianoides – H. uncium – H. unilineatum – H. xanthonotum – H. yukatanense

Hypercompe Hübner, [1819] [placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by ICZN (1966: 213)]


Type species: Phalaena icasia Cramer, 1777, designated under the plenary powers by ICZN (1966: 213)



Lafontaine, J.D. & Schmidt, B.C. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. Zookeys 40: 1–239. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.40.414 Reference page.
Laguerre, M. 2009: Contribution to the knowledge of Neotropical Arctiidae. V. Description of a new Hypercompe Hübner, [1819] from French Guyana (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 114(2): 171–176. full article (pdf). Reference page.
ICZN 1966: Opinion 789. Rejection of the pamphlet by J. Hübner, 1808, entitled Erste Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmetterlinge. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 23(5): 213–220. ISSN: 0007-5167 BioStor

Hypercompe is a genus of tiger moths in the family Erebidae erected by Jacob Hübner in 1819.[1]


Several species were formerly separated in Ecpantheria, which is now regarded as a junior synonym.

The genus includes the following species:

Hypercompe abdominalis
Hypercompe albescens
Hypercompe albicornis
Hypercompe albiscripta
Hypercompe alpha
Hypercompe amulaensis
Hypercompe andromela
Hypercompe anomala
Hypercompe atra
Hypercompe bari
Hypercompe beckeri
Hypercompe bolivar
Hypercompe brasiliensis
Hypercompe bricenoi
Hypercompe burmeisteri
Hypercompe campinasa
Hypercompe castronis
Hypercompe caudata (Walker, 1855)
Hypercompe cermelii
Hypercompe chelifer
Hypercompe confusa
Hypercompe conspersa
Hypercompe contexta
Hypercompe cotyora
Hypercompe cretacea
Hypercompe cunigunda
Hypercompe decora
Hypercompe deflorata
Hypercompe detecta
Hypercompe dissimilis
Hypercompe dognini
Hypercompe dubia
Hypercompe ecpantherioides
Hypercompe eridanus
Hypercompe euripides
Hypercompe extrema (Walker, 1855)
Hypercompe flavopunctata
Hypercompe fuscescens
Hypercompe ganglio
Hypercompe gaujoni
Hypercompe guyanensis
Hypercompe hambletoni
Hypercompe heterogena
Hypercompe icasia
Hypercompe indecisa
Hypercompe jaguarina
Hypercompe kennedyi
Hypercompe kinkelini
Hypercompe laeta
Hypercompe lemairei
Hypercompe leucarctioides
Hypercompe magdalenae
Hypercompe marcescens
Hypercompe melanoleuca
Hypercompe mielkei
Hypercompe mus
Hypercompe muzina
Hypercompe nemophila
Hypercompe neurophylla
Hypercompe nigriloba
Hypercompe nigriplaga
Hypercompe obscura
Hypercompe obsolescens
Hypercompe obtecta
Hypercompe ockendeni
Hypercompe ocularia
Hypercompe ochreator
Hypercompe orbiculata
Hypercompe orsa
Hypercompe oslari (Rothschild, [1910])
Hypercompe permaculata (Packard, 1872) many-spotted tiger
Hypercompe perplexa
Hypercompe persephone
Hypercompe persola
Hypercompe pertestacea
Hypercompe peruvensis
Hypercompe praeclara
Hypercompe robusta
Hypercompe scribonia (Stoll, [1790]), giant leopard moth
Hypercompe simplex
Hypercompe suffusa (Schaus, 1889)
Hypercompe tenebra
Hypercompe tessellata
Hypercompe testacea
Hypercompe theophila
Hypercompe trinitatis
Hypercompe turruptianoides


Savela, Markku. "Hypercompe Hübner, [1819]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved August 17, 2019.

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