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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: Notodontidae
Subfamilia: Thaumetopoeinae
Genera: Adrallia - Aglaosoma - Anaphe - Arctiomorpha - Axiocleta - Coenostegia - Cynosarga - Epanaphe - Epicoma - Epicomana - Fanambana – Gazalina - Helianthocampa - Hypsoides - Lomatosticha - Marane - Mesodrepta - Nesanaphe - Ochrogaster - Oligoclona - Oxymetopa - Paradrallia - Pseudohypsoides - Sthenadelpha - Tanystola - Teara - Tearina - Thaumetopoea - Themerastis - Traumatocampa - Trichiocercus - Zastonia


Thaumetopoeinae Aurivillius, 1889

Type-genus: Thaumetopoea Hübner, 1820

Cnethocampides Wallengreen, 1861 Cnethocampa is an objective synonym of Thaumetopoea and Thaumetopoeinae the replacement name for Cnethocampinae

Type genus: Cnethocampa Stephens, 1828 [=Thaumetopoea Hübner, 1820].

Freina de, J.J. & Witt, T.J. 1985: Taxonomische Veränderungen bei den Bombyces und Sphinges Europas und Nordwestafrikas. Helianthocampa gen. nov.; Traumatocampa galaica (Palanca Soler et al. 1982) comb. nov. et. syn. nov. (Lepidoptera, Thaumetopoeidae, Thaumetopoeinae). Nota lepidopterologica (n.f.), 8(2): 175–183. Reference page.
Doǧanlar, M., Doǧanlar, O. & Doǧanlar, F. 2005. Morphology and systematics of european species of Traumatocampa Wallengren, 1871 with desriptions of two new species from the Mediterranean region of Turkey (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae). Entomofauna 26(13): 229–240. Full articleReference page.
Schintlmeister, A., 2013: World Catalogue of Insects: Notodontidae & Oenosandridae (Lepidoptera), Volume 11: 1–608.

Thaumetopoeinae is a subfamily of moths in the family Notodontidae. This group is sometimes treated as a family Thaumetopoeidae with three subfamilies: Thaumetopoeinae, Anaphinae and Epicominae.[1] However, it is now commonly treated at subfamily rank based on morphological and molecular phylogenetic evidence.[2]

The etymology of the subfamily name derives from the two ancient greek words θαυματόεις (thaumatóeis), marvelous, and ποιέω (poiéō), to do, and literally means showing beautiful things.[3][4] This explains why the name is sometimes spelled Thaumatopoeinae, incorrectly from the taxonomic standpoint, but in accordance with etymology.[clarification needed]

The larval stage of some Thaumetopoeinae are known as processionary caterpillars, so named because they move in columns in search of food, resembling a procession.[5] Some of the species, like the pine and oak processionaries, can constitute a health hazard due to their urticating hairs.
Caterpillars of the pine processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa)
Genera and some species

Aglaosoma variegata
Epicoma contristis
Epicoma melanospila
Epicoma melanosticta
Epicoma tristis
Trichiocercus sparshalli

See also

Comparison of butterflies and moths
Ochrogaster lunifer, an Australian processionary caterpillar


Kiriakoff, Serge G. (1970-01-01). Lepidoptera: Familia Thaumetopoeidae. Genera insectorum. Vol. 219. Anvers: Mercurius.
Andrea Basso; Enrico Negrisolo; Alberto Zilli; Andrea Battisti; Pierfilippo Cerretti (2017). "A total evidence phylogeny for the processionary moths of the genus Thaumetopoea (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae: Thaumetopoeinae)". Cladistics. 33 (6): 557–573. doi:10.1111/cla.12181. S2CID 90534956.
Bailly, Anatole (1981-01-01). Abrégé du dictionnaire grec français. Paris: Hachette. ISBN 2010035283. OCLC 461974285.
Bailly, Anatole. "Greek-french dictionary online". Retrieved 2017-01-07.
"Amazing caterpillar parade spotted marching around Australia - Trending Now - AccuWeather Videos". August 23, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2016.

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