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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
Genus: Lyssa
Species (11): L. agathyrsus – L. aruus – L. aurora – L. curvata – L. latona – L. macleayi – L. menoetius – L. mutata – L. patroclus – L. toxopeusi – L. zampa

[source: Catalogue of Life: 2013 Annual Checklist]

Lyssa Huebner, [1823]


Nyctalemon Dalman, 1825

Primary references

Huebner [1823]: Verz. bekannt. Schmett., (19) 289.
Dalman 1825: K. VetenskAcad. Handl. Stockholm, 1824 (2), 407.

Additional references

Regteren Altena, C.O. van 1953: A revision of the genus Nyctalemon Dalman (Lepidoptera, Uraniidae) with notes on the biology, distribution, and evolution of its species. Zoologische verhandelingen, (19) abstract and full article (PDF)

Lyssa is a genus of moths in the family Uraniidae. The genus was erected by Jacob Hübner in 1823.


The genus includes relatively large moths that are found in southern Asia and the Pacific region.

Lyssa achillaria Hübner, 1816
Lyssa aruus (Felder, 1874)
Lyssa aurora (Salvin & Godman, 1877)
Lyssa curvata Skinner, 1903 (Vanuatu)
Lyssa fletcheri Regteren Altena, 1953
Lyssa macleayi (Montrouzier, 1857) (Australia)
Lyssa menoetius (Hopffer, 1856) (Borneo, Philippines, Sangir, Sulawesi)
Lyssa mutata Butler, 1887 (Solomons)
Lyssa patroclus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Moluccas)
Lyssa patroclaria Hübner, 1816
Lyssa toxopeusi Regteren Altena, 1953
Lyssa velutinus Röber, 1927
Lyssa zampa (Butler, 1869) (Himalayas to southern China, Thailand, Andamans, Philippines, Sulawesi)


Savela, Markku. "Lyssa Hübner, [1823]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 25, 2019.

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