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Subfamily Dyopsinae

Palm Flower Moth caterpillar - Litoprosopus coachella Caterpillar - Litoprosopus futilis Pink caterpillar - Litoprosopus coachella Caterpillar - Litoprosopus futilis cat1 - Litoprosopus futilis Bug PCB - Litoprosopus futilis caterpillar - Litoprosopus futilis Litoprosopus futilis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Dyopsinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dyopsinae Grote, 1895
*formerly placed in Erebidae, now believed to be a basal lineage of the Noctuidae.
Numbers
5 species in one genus in our area (1).
Remarks
"Zahiri et al. (2013) (2) showed through DNA sequence results that a number of subfamilies and genera formerly associated with the Erebidae were basal lineages of the Noctuidae, including the subfamily Dyopsinae" (3).
Works Cited
1.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016. ResearchGate.net.
2.Relationships among the basal lineages of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) based on eight gene regions
Zahiri, R.; Lafontaine, D.; Schmidt, C., Holloway, J.D.; Kitching, I.J.; Mutanen, M.; Wahlberg, N. 2013. Zoologica Scripta 42, 488–507.
3.Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt. 2015. ZooKeys 527: 127-147.