Arctiidae

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Arctiidae
Apantesis phalerata.jpg
Harnessed Tiger Moth
Apantesis phalerata
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Macrolepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Arctiidae
Leach, 1815
Type species
Arctia caja
Linnaeus, 1758
Subfaimilies

Arctiinae
Ctenuchinae (includin Syntominae)
Lithosiinae
Pericopinae

Diversity
1,400-1,500 genera
Approximately 11,000 species

Arctiidae is a lairge an diverse faimily o mochs wi aroond 11,000 species foond aw ower the warld, includin 6,000 neotropical species.[1] This faimily includes the groups commonly kent as tiger mochs (or tigers), which uisually hae bricht colours, fitmen (which are uisually much drabber), lichen mochs an wasp mochs. Mony species hae 'hairy' caterpillars which are popularly kent as woolly beirs or woolly worms. The scientific name refers tae this (Gk. αρκτος = a beir). Caterpillars mey an aa gang bi the name 'tussock mochs' (mair uisually this refers tae Lymantriidae, however).

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  1. Scoble, MJ. (1995) The Lepidoptera: Form, Function and Diversity. Second ed. Oxford University Press.

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