Tithraustes TS = Tithraustes haemonJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionFormerly a "trash heap" for species that did not clearly belong to other genera, Miller (2009) has reorganized the contents of Tithraustes so that it is now monophyletic, removing a number of species to Dioptis, Nebulosa, and other genera (some even outside of Notodontidae!). The genus ranges from Honduras to western Ecuador, occurring in relatively lowland forest. Larvae have been recorded on a variety of understorey palm genera (Arecaceae) and on Helconia (Heliconiaceae).
Tithraustes as recognized by Miller (2009) is a monophyletic group diagnosed by the following character states:
- wings usually hyaline, always with a white band distal to the forewing discal cell
- thin, sickle-shaped labial palpi
- large, bulging eyes
- bipectinate antennae with long, thin rami
- forewing radial sector branching order [[2,3],4]
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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- First online 21 July 2010
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