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Eilema is a genus of moths in the family Arctiidae.

Eilema caniola.jpg
Eilema caniola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Eilema
Hübner, 1819
  • Hilema Agassiz, 1847
  • Eucreagra Felder, 1874
  • Ilema Hampson, 1900 (preocc.)
  • Lophilema Aurivillius, 1910
  • Crocosia Hampson, 1914



After a 2011 revision, all the species but one, E. caniola, have been moved to other genera.[1]

The genera formerly included in Eilema are:


Eilema speciesEdit


  1. ^ Dubatolov, V. V. & V. V. Zolotuhin. (2011). Does Eilema Hübner, (1819) (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae, Lithosiinae) present one or several genera? Euroasian Entomological Journal 10(3) 367-79, 380, col. plate VII.
  • Ignatyev, N.N. & T.J. Witt, 2007: A review of Eilema Hübner, 1819 of Russia and adjacent territories. Part 1. The Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803) species group (Arctiidae: Lithosiinae). Nota Lepidopterologica 30 (1): 25—43. Fullarticle: [1].
  • Inoue, H., 1988: Three new species and some synonymic notes on the Arctiidae from Japan, Taiwan and Philippines. Tyô to Ga 39 (2): 99-118. Full article: [2].
  • Kühne, L., 2010: Taxonomische Ergebnisse der bearbeitung der nachtfalterfauna des südlichen Afrikas (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Esperiana Memoir 5: 433-456.
  • Lafontaine, J.D.; Schmidt, B.C. 2010: Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239. doi:10.3897/zookeys.40.414.
  • Witt, T.J. & L. Ronkay, 2011: Lymantriinae and Arctiinae - Including Phylogeny and Check List of the Quadrifid Noctuoidea of Europe. Noctuidae Europaeae Volume 13: 1-448.