Neha Patil

Herminiinae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Herminiinae
Higher classification  Noctuidae
Order  Butterflies and moths
Superfamily  Noctuoidea
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Subfamily
Herminiinae
Lower classifications  Herminia, Hydrillodes, Palthis, Chytolita

The Herminiinae are a subfamily of moths in the Erebidae family. The members of the subfamily are called litter moths because the caterpillars of most members feed on dead leaves of plants, though others feed on living leaves.

Taxonomy

The subfamily was previous treated as a separate family, Herminiidae, or as a subfamily of the Noctuidae family. Phylogenetic analysis has determined that the Herminiinae are most closely related to the Aganainae subfamily of the Erebidae.

References

Herminiinae Wikipedia


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