A review of the neotropical moth genus Carathis Grote (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae).

V. O. Becker


The neotropical moth genus Carathis Grote (Arctiidae) is reviewed. Diagnoses, illustrations of adults and male genitalia and a key to the species identification are presented. Six species are recognized, two new: C. alayorum sp. n. endemic to Cuba, and C. septentrionalis sp. n. ranging from Amazon north into Mexico; one synonym is established: C. melamera Dognin syn. n. (=C. byblis Schaus).


Moths; neotropical; taxonomy; distribution

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