Drepaninae are by far the largest subfamily of the Drepanidae moths. While it is usually split into two tribes, Drepanini and Oretini, its internal systematics and phylogeny are not well resolved.

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Nordstromia japonica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Drepanidae
Subfamily: Drepaninae
Boisduval, 1828

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Oretinae Inoue, 1962


The following list is provisional and probably incomplete.


  • Beccaloni, George; et al. (eds.). "Search Results Subfamily Drepaninae". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum, London.
  • Han, H.-L. ; S.-Y. Park ; B.-W. Lee & K.-T. Park, 2011: Description of Sabra harpagula euroista Park, ssp. n. from Korea (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae). Shilap Revista de Entomologia 39 (156): 345-350.
  • Inoue, H., 1960: One new species and one new subspecies of Macrauzata from Japan and China (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae). Tinea 5 (2): 314-316.
  • Li, Y., Hu, Y. & Wang, M., 2014: A new species of Callidrepana Felder, 1861 (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae) from Hainan, China. Tinea 22(5): 316-317.
  • José Joaquín Pérez De-Gregorio, Xavier Jeremías Torruella, Emili Requena Miret, Martí Rondós Casas & Francesc Vallhonrat i Figueras, 2002: Cilix hispanica sp. n., a new species of Drepanidae from the Ibero-balearic fauna (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae: Drepaninae). Boletin Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 30: 33-36. Full article: [1].
  • Park, K.-T. , M.-Y. Kim Y.-D. Kwon & E.-M. Ji, 2011: A review of the genus Oreta Walker in Korea, with description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae). Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 14 (3): 311-316.
  • Yazaki, K., 2012: An annotated list of Drepaninae of the Philippines (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae). Tinea 22 (2): 107-119.