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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: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Arctiini
Subtribus: Spilosomina
Genus: Pyrrharctia
Species (2): P. genini – P. isabella

[source: Catalogue of Life: 2013 Annual Checklist]

In synonymy (1): P. californica

Pyrrharctia Packard, 1864
Type species: Phalaena isabella Smith, 1797

Primary references

Packard, A.S. 1864: Synopsis of the Bombycidæ of the United States. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 3: 97–130.


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.

Pyrrharctia is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae described by Packard in 1864. The species are known from North and Central America.[1]

Pyrrharctia isabella
Pyrrharctia isabella (Smith, 1797) – isabella tiger moth
Pyrrharctia genini (Debauche, 1938)


Savela, Markku. "Pyrrharctia Packard, 1864". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved September 28, 2019.

Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Arctiidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.

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