Syntomini

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Syntomini
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Tribe: Syntomini
Herrich-Schäffer, 1846

The Syntomini are a tribe of moths in the family Erebidae. The tribe was erected by Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer in 1846.

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Taxonomy

The tribe used to be classified in the subfamily Ctenuchinae of the family Arctiidae.

The wingspan of a Syntomini is about 11-14 millimeters. Their abdomen can wither be completely yellow or be black with a band of yellow around it. [1]

Genera

The following genera are included in the tribe.

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References

  1. Przybyłowicz, Łukasz; Morek, Witold; Byun, Bong-Kyu (September 2016). "Taxonomic review of the tribe Syntomini (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) in Korea". Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 19 (3): 785–791. doi:10.1016/j.aspen.2016.07.010.