Eilema is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae. The genus was erected by Jacob Hübner in 1819.

Eilema
Eilema caniola.jpg
Eilema caniola
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Eilema

Hübner, 1819
Synonyms
  • Hilema Agassiz, 1847
  • Eucreagra Felder, 1874
  • Ilema Hampson, 1900 (preocc.)
  • Lophilema Aurivillius, 1910
  • Crocosia Hampson, 1914

TaxonomyEdit

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:

SpeciesEdit

Eilema speciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dubatolov, V. V. & Zolotuhin, V. V. (2011). "Does Eilema Hübner, [1819] (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae, Lithosiinae) present one or several genera?" (PDF). Euroasian Entomological Journal. 10 (3): 367–379, 380, VII.