Dorsal (upper) and ventral (lower) views of Eupterote kalliesi, from Wolfgang A. Nässig.

Belongs within: Bombycoidea.

Eupterote is a genus of moths found in southern and south-east Asia.

Characters (from Nässig & Schulze 2007): Male genitalia with uncus broad and strongly developed, uniformly sclerotised, firmly fixed with tegumen, ending distally in a pair of strong hook-like prongs that are dorsally widely separated; valves short, narrow, strongly fused with vinculum and with each other at base, costa not developed, valvula forming a sharp stout process pointed ventrally, resembling a hook; juxta fused with phallus and valves; phallus basally inflated, apex acute, vesica with or without scobination; vinculum narrow, saccus long and thin.

<==Eupterote Hübner 1820 (see below for synonymy)NO08
    |  i. s.: ‘Bombyx’ collaris Guérin-Méneville 1843 [=*Spalyria collaris]NO08
    |         ‘Dreata’ geminata Walker 1855 (see below for synonymy)NO08
    |         ‘Dreata’ lineata Walker 1855 [=*Leptojana lineata]NO08
    |         ‘Lasiocampa’ lineosa Walker 1855 [=*Murlida lineosa]NO08
    |         E. muluanaKP19
    |         *Horanpella’ placida Moore 1883NO08
    |         ‘Dreata’ plumipes Walker 1855 [=Messata plumipes; incl. *M. rubiginosa Walker 1855]NO08
    |         ‘Dreata’ undans Walker 1855 [=*Pachyjana undans]NO08
    |--E. (Eupterote)NS07 [incl. Sarmalia Walker 1866NO08]
    |    |--*E. (E.) fabia (Cramer 1779) [=Phalaena fabia]NO08
    |    |--E. (E.) kageri Nässig 1989NS07
    |    |--E. (E.) kalliesi Nässig 2000NS07
    |    |--E. (E.) multiarcuata Holloway 1976NS07
    |    |--E. (E.) radiata (Walker 1866)ONE03, NO08 [=*Sarmalia radiataNO08]
    |    `--E. (E.) splendens Nässig & Schulze 2007NS07
    |--E. (Heringijana Bryk 1944) [=Drepanojana Bryk 1944 non Aurivillius 1893]NO08
    |    `--E. (*Heringijana) citheronia Bryk 1944 [=E. (*Drepanojana) citheronia]NO08
    `--E. (Tagora Walker 1855)ONE03, NO08
         |--E. (*T.) glaucescens (Walker 1855) [=Tagora glaucescens]NO08
         |--E. (T.) obsoleta (Talbot 1926)NO08
         |--E. (T.) pallida (Walker 1855) [=Jana pallida]NO08
         `--E. (T.) pandya (Moore 1866) [=Tagora pandya, *Mallarctus pandya]NO08

‘Dreata’ geminata Walker 1855 [incl. D. lineata Walker 1855, *Leptojana lineata, Messata lineata, *Brachytera phalaenaria Felder & Felder 1874]NO08

Eupterote Hübner 1820 [incl. Brachytera Felder & Felder 1874, Horanpella Moore 1883, Leptojana Butler 1881, Mallarctus Mell 1930, Messata Walker 1855, Murlida Moore in Horsfield & Moore 1860, Pachyjana Butler 1881, Spalyria Moore 1884]NO08

*Type species of generic name indicated


[KP19] Kawahara, A. Y., D. Plotkin, M. Espeland, K. Meusemann, E. F. A. Toussaint, A. Donath, F. Gimnich, P. B. Frandsen, A. Zwick, M. dos Reis, J. R. Barber, R. S. Peters, S. Liu, X. Zhou, C. Mayer, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Storer, J. E. Yack, B. Misof & J. W. Breinholt. 2019. Phylogenomics reveals the evolutionary timing and pattern of butterflies and moths. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 116 (45): 22657–22663.

[NO08] Nässig, W. A., & R. G. Oberprieler. 2008. An annotated catalogue of the genera of Eupterotidae (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea). Senckenbergiana Biologica 88 (1): 53–80.

[NS07] Nässig, W. A., & C. H. Schulze. 2007. A second species with diurnal males of the genus Eupterote from Indonesia: Eupterote (Eupterote) splendens sp. n. from Sulawesi (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea, Eupterotidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 87 (2): 189–194.

[ONE03] Oberprieler, R. G., W. A. Nässig & E. D. Edwards. 2003. Ebbepterote, a new genus for the Australian ‘Eupterote’ expansa (T. P. Lucas), with a revised classification of the family Eupterotidae (Lepidoptera). Invertebrate Systematics 17: 99–110.

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