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Eremonidia mirifica Rawlins & Miller 2008

James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Dioptini


A monobasic genus endemic to Hispaniola. Only two specimens are known.


Although this moth is superficially reminiscent of a lithosiine arctiid, its thoracic tympanal organs and wing venation clearly place it in Dioptini. Only one other dioptine, Caribojosia young, is known to occur in the Antilles.


Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.

Rawlins JE & Miller JS. 2008. Dioptine moths of the Caribbean region: description of two new genera with notes on biology and biogeography (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae: Dioptinae). Annals of Carnegie Museum 76: 203-225.

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