The Afrotropical Tiger Moths

Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Arctiinae

David T. Goodger and Alan Watson

The 411 currently recognised and described species of tiger-moths of the Afrotropical Region are catalogued in this comprehensive book.

978 8 788 75732 3
EUR 29; Danish krone 200; US$40.00
January 1996
210 x 297 mm
65 pp
Apollo Books in association with the Natural History Museum.


This extensive guide to the region’s tiger moths establishes a total of 14 new synonymies together with 44 new combinations and 8 reversions to original combinations of genus group and species group names. Six generic and seven species group names are removed from synonymy and re-established as valid names. One name has been changed in status from species to subspecies, and another the reverse.
The diagnostic features of each genus are presented and a brief summary is given of species that are probably wrongly placed generically. The male genitalia of type species of most genera are illustrated by half-tone photographs and the whole moth by colour photographs. Twenty genera have been removed from the Arctiidae and placed in the families Noctuidae, Lymantriidae or Geometridae. One species has been transferred to the Notodontidae.

The Afrotropical Tiger Moths - Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Arctiinae is available to order from our co-publisher Brill. For details of how to contact them, please visit Publishing partners.

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