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Monocreaga C. & R. Felder 1874 TS = Monocreaga pheloides

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


A small genus occurring on the eastern slopes of the Andes from Colombia to Bolivia. The moths are involved in mimicry with co-occurring Geometridae.


Miller (2009) notes that the differences among the species are based on wing patterns and may represent geographical variation rather than specific characters.

The genus shares with its sister taxon Momonipta the following synapomorphies:

but is distinguished by:

Other Names for Monocreaga C. & R. Felder 1874 TS = Monocreaga pheloides


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

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