Colobochyla is a genus of moths of the family Erebidae.

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Colobochyla salicalis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Hypeninae
Genus: Colobochyla
Hübner, [1825]


The genus has previously been classified in the subfamily Phytometrinae of Erebidae or the subfamily Calpinae of the family Noctuidae.[1] The genus is tentatively classified in the Hypeninae but needs further phylogenetic analysis to determine its proper subfamily placement.[2]



  1. ^ "Phytometrinae". Fauna Europaea. Fauna Europaea. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  2. ^ Lafontaine, J. Donald; Schmidt, B. Christian (2013). "Comments on differences in classification of the superfamily Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) between Eurasia and North America". ZooKeys (264): 209–217. doi:10.3897/zookeys.264.4441. PMC 3668380. PMID 23730182.