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Nebulosa Miller 2009 TS = Nebulosa elicioi

James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower taxon links [down<--]Dioptini Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Dioptini


A large Central and South American genus, occurring in cloud forests on the eastern and western slopes of the Central Cordillera and Andes. Most of the species were formerly included in a polyphyletic Tithraustes. Adults are often collected at lights. Larvae feed on a diverse array of plant species, including Salicaceae, Solanaceae, Celastraceae, Melastomataceae and Siparunaceae.


Nebulosa contains a diversity of moths of different sizes and wing patterns. Miller (2009) states that members of the genus may be most certainly recognized by characters of the female genitalia. Other features that allow their separation from superficially similar Polypoetes include short labial palpi and presence of forewing stridulatory organs in males.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

Phylogenetic hypothesis as implied by Miller's (2009) discussion of species groups and relationships within them.


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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Miller, James S. and Andrew V. Z. Brower. 2010. Nebulosa Miller 2009 TS = Nebulosa elicioi. Version 21 July 2010 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Nebulosa/138626/2010.07.21 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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