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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
Superfamilia: Cossoidea

Familia: Cossidae
Subfamilia: Cossinae
Genus: Patoptoformis
Species: P. ganesha - P. hanuman– P. poltavskyi – P. rimsaite

Patoptoformis Yakovlev, 2006

Type species: Patoptoformis hanuman Yakovlev, 2006
Primary references

Yakovlev, R.V. 2006b: New Cossidae (Lepidoptera) from Asia, Africa and Macronesia. Tinea 19(3): 188-213. full article (pdf).Reference page.

Additional references

Ivinskis, P., Rimsaite, J., Saldaitis, A. & Yakovlev, R.V. 2012. Description of two new species of Cossidae (Lepidoptera) from China. ZooKeys 192: 35–49. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.192.2611 Open access. Reference page.
Yakovlev, R.V. 2020d. New species of Patoptoformis Yakovlev, 2006 (Lepidoptera, Cossidae: Cossinae) from Northern Laos. Ecologica Montenegrina 38: 63-66. DOI: 10.37828/em.2020.38.8. Open access. Reference page.

Patoptoformis is a genus of moths belonging to the family Cossidae.


The genus consists of small dark colored moths with dark hair densely covering the body. The antennae are bipectinate. Forewing with a scarcely seen streaky pattern; hindwing dark without pattern; fringe evenly dark on both wings. Sexual dimorphism weakly expressed but female somewhat larger than male with wider wings and non-pectinate antennae.[1]

The genus consists of three species distributed in India (Assam), Nepal and south-eastern China (Sichuan)

Patoptoformis ganesha (Yakovlev, 2004)
Patoptoformis hanuman Yakovlev, 2006
Patoptoformis rimsaitae Saldaitis & Yakovlev, 2012


Description of two new species of Cossidae (Lepidoptera) from China

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