Teia (moth)

Teia is a genus of tussock moths in the family Erebidae first described by Francis Walker in 1855.[1]

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Teia anartoides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Tribe: Orgyiini
Genus: Teia
Walker, 1855

Some authors have treated this name as a synonym of Orgyia Ochsenheimer, 1810(e.g. [2]), but molecular analyses suggest that it is a distinct lineage.[1]



  1. ^ a b Wang, H. et al. (2015). "Molecular phylogeny of Lymantriinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Erebidae) inferred from eight gene regions". Cladistics. 31 (6): 579-592 doi:10.1111/cla.12108
  2. ^ Savela, Markku, ed. (August 23, 2020). "Orgyia Ochsenheimer, 1810". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved December 9, 2020.