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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: Urapteroides
Species: U. astheniata – U. atramentaria

Urapteroides Moore, 1888

Type species: Micronia astheniata Guenée, 1857 by original designation
Primary references

Lepidoptera/Uraniidae/Uraniinae/Urapteroides astheniata

Urapteroides is a genus of moths in the family Uraniidae.[2]


The genus includes mainly nocturnal or crepuscular moths that are found from Nepal to the Indo-Australian tropics and parts of continental Southeast Asia.[3] Species have a generally pale or nearly white coloration with darker markings.[4]

Palpi slight and porrect (extending forward). Antennae of male thickened and flattened, of female simple. Forewings broad, veins 3 and 4 stalked, and veins 6 and 7 stalked. Veins 10 and 11 present. Hindwings with an angled tail at vein 4 and veins 3 and 4 stalked.[5]

Urapteroides anerces Meyrick, 1886 (Fiji)
Urapteroides astheniata (Guenée, 1857) (Himalaya to New Guinea, Queensland)
Urapteroides diana Swinhoe (Peninsular Malaysia) (possibly a form of U. astheniata)
Urapteroides equestraria Boisduval
Urapteroides hermaea Druce, 1888
Urapteroides hyemalis Butler, 1887 (Solomons, Vanuatu)
Urapteroides malgassaria Mabille, 1878
Urapteroides recurvata Warren, 1898 (Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania)
Urapteroides swinhoei Rothschild
Urapteroides urapterina Butler, 1877


Savela, Markku. "Urapteroides Moore, 1888". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
The Moths of Borneo - Subfamily Uraniinae
Digital Moths of Japan - Urapteroides astheniata
The Swallowtail Moths (Uraniidae, Uraniinae) of Papua Indonesia by Siep and Jannie Sinnema - Urapteroides astheniata (Guenée, 1857)
Hampson, G. F. (1895). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. Moths Volume III. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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