Hypsopygia is a genus of moths belonging to the family Pyralidae. Though fairly small, they are large among their relatives. It was described by Jacob Hübner in 1825.

Hypsopygia
Hypsopygia.costalis.mounted.jpg
Adult gold triangle (H. costalis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Tribe: Pyralini
Genus: Hypsopygia
Hübner, 1825
Synonyms
  • Hypsopyga (lapsus)
  • Pseudasopia Grote, 1873
  • Herculia Walker, 1859
    • Bejuda Walker, [1866]
    • Bleone Ragonot, 1890
    • Buzala Walker, 1863
    • Cisse Walker, 1863
    • Herculea (lapsus)
  • Dolichomia Ragonot, 1891
  • Ocrasa Walker, [1866]
    • Orthopygia Ragonot, 1891
    • Parasopia Möschler, 1890

TaxonomyEdit

The genera Herculia, Dolichomia, Pseudasopia, Orthopygia and Ocrasa are mostly merged into Hypsopygia, although some authors still treat them as distinct genera.

SpeciesEdit

Species include:[1]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ See references in Savela (2009)

ReferencesEdit

  •   Media related to Hypsopygia at Wikimedia Commons
  • Savela, Markku. "Hypsopygia Hübner, 1825". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved December 8, 2017.