Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Erebidae, Leach 1815
* formerly part of Noctuidae; includes the former noctuid subfamilies Calpinae, Catocalinae, Euteliinae, Herminiinae, Hypeninae, among others.
Explanation of Names
Erebidae from the type genus Erebus
(Latreille), Greek meaning "from the darkness." (1)
956 species in our area according to Pohl et al. (2)
A monophyletic family. One of five North American families in the superfamily Noctuoidea.