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Hepialidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

Taxonomy

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The Family Hepialidae is a member of the Superfamily Hepialoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Hepialidae:

The Family Hepialidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Abantiades

Abantiades is a genus of moths of the family Hepialidae. There are 14 described species, all found exclusively in Australia. The group includes some large species with a wingspan of up to 160 mm. The larvae feed on the roots of Eucalyptus and other trees. [more]

Achladaeus

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Aenetus

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Aepytus

Aepytus (Greek: ) can refer to several people in Classical mythology: [more]

Afrotheora

Afrotheora is a genus of moths of the family Hepialidae. There are 7 described species, all found in southern Africa. [more]

Andeabatis

Andeabatis is a monotypic moth genus of the family Hepialidae. The only species is Andeabatis chilensis of southern South America. [more]

Antihepialus

Antihepialus is a genus of moths of the family Hepialidae. There are four described species, found in southern and eastern Africa. [more]

Aoraia

Aoraia is a genus of moths of the family Hepialidae. There are 13 described species, all endemic to New Zealand. This genus contains some large species with a wingspan of up to 150 mm. [more]

Aplatissa

Aplatissa is a genus of moths of the family Hepialidae. There are two described species, both endemic to Brazil. [more]

Bipectilus

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Blanchardina

Blanchardina is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is B. venosus, endemic to Chile. The genus was named in honour of Émile Blanchard. [more]

Bordaia

Bordaia is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are five described species, all endemic to Australia. [more]

Calada

Calada is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are two described species, both endemic to Argentina. [more]

Callipielus

Callipielus is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 10 described species, all found in southern South America. [more]

Charagia

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Cibyra

Cibyra is a genus of of the family Hepalidae. There are 50 described species, found throughout Central and South America. [more]

Cladoxycanus

Cladoxycanus minos is a monotypic of moth belonging to the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. [more]

Dalaca

Dalaca is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 23 described species found throughout South America as far north as Panama. The larvae feed on grasses. [more]

Dioxycanus

Dioxycanus is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 2 described species, both endemic to New Zealand. [more]

Druceiella

Druceiella is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are currently 4 described species although a revision of the genus is currently being carried out which will add at least 4 new species. The current species are all found in South America. [more]

Dumbletonius

Dumbletonius is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are two described species, both endemic to New Zealand. [more]

Elhamma

Elhamma is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are four described species found in Australia and New Guinea. [more]

Endoclita

Endoclita is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 60 described species found in eastern and southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. [more]

Endoclyta

Eudalaca

Eudalaca is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 35 described species, most restricted to South Africa but a few found further north in the continent. [more]

Fraus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[1] [more]

Gazoryctra

Gazoryctra is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 14 described species found in Eurasia, Canada and the United States. [more]

Gorgopis

Gorgopis is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 28 described species found in southern and eastern Africa. [more]

Gymmeloxes

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Heloxycanus

Hepialiscus

Hepialiscus is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are four described species found in Taiwan and Nepal. The larvae feed on grasses. [more]

Hepialus

The Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli), also known as the Ghost Swift, is a moth of the family Hepialidae. It is common throughout Europe except for the far south-east. This species is often considered the only species in the genus Hepialus and a number of previously included species is now reclassified into other genera. However, other authorities retain a number of species in the Hepialus genus. [more]

Hepialyxodes

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Jeana

Jeana is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are two described species, both endemic to Australia. [more]

Korscheltellus

Korscheltellus is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. It consists of two widespread species, the familiar Common Swift (K. lupulina) of Europe and the Conifer Swift (K. gracilis) of Canada and the eastern United States. K. gracilis has been recorded feeding on the roots of Quaking Aspen, White Spruce and Yellow Birch but is especially associated with Balsam Fir and Red Spruce. It is considered a major pest of these two species. [more]

Lamelliformia

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Leto

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[2] [more]

Lossbergiana

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Mallomus

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Napialus

Napialus is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are three described species, all endemic to China. [more]

Neohepialiscus

Neohepialiscus is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is N. algeriensis of Algeria and Tunisia. [more]

Nevina

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Oiophassus

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Oncopera

Oncopera is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 12 described species, all endemic to Australia. The larvae usually feed on grasses, although that of O. intricata has been recorded on strawberry. [more]

Oxycanus

Oxycanus is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 71 described species found in Australia and New Guinea. [more]

Palpifer

Palpifer is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 10 described species found in south and east Asia and parts of Mexico. [more]

Paragorgopis

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Parahepialiscus

Parahepialiscus is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is P. borneensis of Borneo. [more]

Parapielus

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Pfitzneriana

Pfitzneriana is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are four described species, all found in South America. [more]

Pfitzneriella

Pfitzneriella is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are four described species restricted to Ecuador and Peru. [more]

Pharmacis

Pharmacis is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are eight described species found in Eurasia. [more]

Phassodes

Phassodes is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only species is considered to be P. vitiensis which is found in Fiji and possibly Samoa. It is very variable and in the past the genus has been split into up to seven species. The life cycle is unknown but the larva is presumed to feed underground on the roots of plants or decaying matter. [more]

Phassus

Phassus is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 21 described species distributed from Mexico south to Brazil. [more]

Phialuse

Phialuse is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is P. palmar of Bolivia. [more]

Phymatopus

Phymatopus is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are six described species scattered across the Northern Hemisphere, placed in two groups[1]. [more]

Procharagia

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Prohepialus

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Protohepialus

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Puermytrans

Puermytrans is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is P. chilensis of Chile. [more]

Roseala

Roseala is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is R. bourgognei which is endemic to Brazil. [more]

Sahyadrassus

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Schaefferiana

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Schausiana

Schausiana is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is S. trojesa which is endemic to Mexico. [more]

Stachyocera

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Sthenopis

Sthenopis is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are eight described species found in North America and China. [more]

Thiastyx

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Thitarodes

Thitarodes is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are 48 described species found in eastern Asia. The majority are restricted to the Tibetan Plateau. Caterpillars of this genus are the hosts to the parasitic fungus Cordyceps sinensis, which is highly prized by practitioners of Chinese medicine and traditional herbal Folk medicines where it is known as Yarchagumba or the Vegetable caterpillar. [more]

Toenga

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Trichophassus

Trichophassus is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is T. giganteus which is endemic to Brazil. The larva of this species has been recorded feeding on Adenocalymna, Eucalyptus, Ipomoea and Solanum. [more]

Trictena

Trictena is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are three described species, all endemic to Australia. [more]

Triodia

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Trioxycanus

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Wiseana

Wiseana is a genus of of the family Hepialidae. There are seven described species, all endemic to New Zealand. [more]

Xhoaphryx

Xhoaphryx is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is X. lemeei of Vietnam. [more]

Yleuxas

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Zelotypia

Zelotypia is a monotypic genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is Z. stacyi, the Bentwing Ghost Moth, which is only found in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. This is a very large species with a wingspan of up to 250 mm. The larva feeds and pupates in the trunks and branches of Eucalyptus. [more]

Zenophassus

Zenophassus is a moth genus of the family Hepialidae. The only described species is Z. schamyl of Georgia. The larva of this species feeds on grapevines. [more]

More info about the Genus Zenophassus may be found here.

Footnotes

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  1. http://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&keys=Fraus&search=Search
  2. http://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&keys=Leto&search=Search

Sources

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Last Revised: August 22, 2014
2014/08/22 12:51:58