Monocreaga TS = Monocreaga pheloidesJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
- Monocreaga orthyades
- Monocreaga pheloides
- Monocreaga unimacula
IntroductionA 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:
- large, rounded eyes
- short, thin labial palpi
- male forewing stridulatory organs
- antennae lacking pecination
- hyaline wings
- longer FW discal cell
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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