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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: Spilosomina
Genus: Paralpenus
Species: P. atripes – P. flavicosta – P. flavizonata – P. julius – P. strigulosa – P. ugandae – P. wintgensi

Paralpenus Watson, 1988

Type species: Hyphantria atripes Hampson, 1909

Dubatolov, V.V. 2011: Arctiinae from African expeditions of V. Kovtunovich & P. Ustjuzhanin in 2009–2011, with description of new taxa and taxonomic notes. Atalanta, 42(1-4): 125–136. Full article (PDF).Reference page.
Kühne, L., 2010: Taxonomische Ergebnisse der bearbeitung der nachtfalterfauna des südlichen Afrikas (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Esperiana Memoir 5: 433–456.
Watson, A., 1988 [1989]: A review of Spilosoma-like Afrotropical tiger-moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Entomologica scandinavica 19 (3): 251–291. Abstract: DOI: 10.1163/187631289X00177.

Paralpenus is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae from the Afrotropics. The genus was described by Watson in 1988.[1]

Paralpenus atripes (Hampson, 1909)
Paralpenus flavicosta (Hampson, 1909)
Paralpenus flavicosta punctiger (Hering, 1928)
Paralpenus flavizonatus (Hampson, 1911)
Paralpenus julius Kühne, 2010
Paralpenus strigulosa (Hampson, 1901)
Paralpenus ugandae (Hampson, 1916)
Paralpenus wintgensi (Strand, 1909)
Paralpenus wintgensi zimbabweiensis Dubatolov, 2011


Savela, Markku. "Paralpenus Watson, 1988". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved September 27, 2019.

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Watson, A. (1989) "A review of Spilosoma-like Afrotropical tiger-moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)". Entomologica Scandinavica. 19: 251–291.
Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Arctiidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.

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