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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: Euchromiina
Genus: Sphecosoma
Species: S. abdominalis – S. enormis – S. pattiannae – S. tarsalis

Sphecosoma Butler, 1876

Type species: Sphecosoma fasciolatum Butler, 1876 by original designation.
Additional references

Cerda, J.A. 2016. A new Sphecosoma from Venezuela (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini, Euchromiina). Bulletin mensuel de la Société linnéenne de Lyon 85(1-2): 59–64. Reference page.
Schaus, W. 1905. Descriptions of new South American moths. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 29(1420): 179-345. full article BHL. Reference page.
Simmons, R.B. 2004. Description of Sphecosoma pattiannae, new species, with comments on its novel male androconia (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae: Euchromiini). Zootaxa 519: 1–12. Abstract & excerpt full article (PDF). Reference page.

Sphecosoma is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae. The genus was erected by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1876.

The genus includes the following species:

Sphecosoma abdominalis Schaus, 1905
Sphecosoma abnormis Hampson, 1898
Sphecosoma albipalpe Draudt, 1915
Sphecosoma alica E. D. Jones, 1914
Sphecosoma aurantiipes Rothschild, 1911
Sphecosoma besasa Schaus, 1924
Sphecosoma cognata Walker, 1856
Sphecosoma curta Rothschild, 1931
Sphecosoma deceptrix Hampson, 1898
Sphecosoma ecuadora H. Druce, 1883
Sphecosoma flaveolum Rothschild, 1931
Sphecosoma gracilis Jörgensen, 1932
Sphecosoma linda E. D. Jones, 1914
Sphecosoma mathani Rothschild, 1911
Sphecosoma matta E. D. Jones, 1914
Sphecosoma meerkatzi Strand, 1915
Sphecosoma melanota Hampson, 1898
Sphecosoma melapera Dognin, 1909
Sphecosoma melissa Schaus, 1896
Sphecosoma melissina Kaye
Sphecosoma meridionale Schrottky, 1910
Sphecosoma metamela Hampson, 1905
Sphecosoma nigriceps Hampson, 1903
Sphecosoma perconstrictum Zerny, 1912
Sphecosoma plumbicincta Draudt, 1915
Sphecosoma roseipuncta Schaus, 1920
Sphecosoma rufipes Rothschild, 1911
Sphecosoma semelina E. D. Jones, 1914
Sphecosoma simile Schaus, 1894
Sphecosoma sparta H. Druce, 1900
Sphecosoma surrentum H. Druce, 1883
Sphecosoma testacea Walker, 1854
Sphecosoma trinitatis Rothschild, 1911
Sphecosoma vicinum Schrottky, 1910

Former species

Sphecosoma angustata Möschler, 1878
Sphecosoma arctatum (Walker, [1865])


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

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