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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: Geometroidea

Familia: Uraniidae
Subfamilia: Uraniinae
Genus: Urania

Species: U. amphiclus – U. boisduvalii – U. brasiliensis – U. elegans – U. fernandinae – U. fulgens – U. leilus – U. occidentalis – U. poeyi – U. sloanaria – U. sloanus – U. surinamensis

Urania Fabricius, 1807: 279

Type species: Papilio leilus Linnaeus, 1758
Primary references

Fabricius, J.C. 1807. In Illiger, J. K. W. Magazin für Insektenkunde 6: 279–289. BHL. Reference page.


Urania – Taxon details on Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

Urania is a genus of moths in the family Uraniidae.

The genus name Urania is New Latin from Latin Urania from Ancient Greek Ουρανία, one of the Muses, literally 'The Heavenly One'.[9][10]


The genus includes relatively large day-flying moths that are found in the Central American and South American regions.

Urania boisduvalii Guérin-Meneville, 1829 – (Cuba)
Urania brasiliensis Swainson, 1833 – (Brazil)
Urania leilus Linnaeus, 1758 – green-banded urania (tropical South America east of the Andes)
Urania fulgens Walker, 1854 – urania swallowtail moth (Mexico, through Central America to northwestern South America)
Urania poeyi Herrich-Schäffer, 1866 – (eastern Cuba)
Urania sloanus Cramer, 1779 – Sloane's urania (Jamaica; extinct c. 1894)

Illustration of the now extinct Urania sloanus in Pieter Cramer and Caspar Stoll's De uitlandsche kapellen: voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America

Savela, Markku. "Urania Fabricius, 1807". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
[Illiger], 1807; Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung Halle [Jena] 1807 (No. 2): 1181
Hübner, [1807]; Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge 1 : pl. [200],
Billberg, 1820; Enumeratio insectorum in Museo: 81
Dalman, 1825; Kungl. Svenska vetenskapsakademiens handlingar 1824 (2) : 407
Swainson, 1833; Zoological Illustrations (2): pls. 125-126
Walker, 1854; List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 1: 4
Westwood, 1879; Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 10 : 516, 520-521
Lees, David and Neal Smith (1991) Foodplants of the Uraniinae (Uraniinae) and their Systematic, Evolutionary and Ecological Significance Archived 2007-03-15 at the Wayback Machine or an OCR of the pdf document Archived 2008-11-04 at the Wayback Machine. In Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, vol. 45. Retrieved October 29, 2006.
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