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Xenormicola Hering 1928 TS = Xenormicola prouti

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


A rare genus occurring in the Andes from central Peru to Bolivia, represented in collections by just eight male specimens, including two additional undescribed species. Although immature stages are unknown, Miller (2009) hypothesizes an association with Chusquea (Poaceae), based on food plants of related genera.


Xenormicola shares several synapomorphies with Dolophrosyne and Scoturopsis, including short, porrect labial palpi and ciliate male antennae. However, the forewing discal cell is large, and the stridulatory organ is absent.


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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