The Ctenuchina are a subtribe of moths in the Erebidae family.


The Ctenuchina were previously classified as the Ctenuchinae subfamily of the Arctiidae family. That subfamily contained three tribes: Ctenuchini, Euchromiini (wasp moths), and Syntomiini. The Arctiidae family was lowered in rank to the Arctiinae subfamily, and consequently, the three tribes became subtribes (with the -ina suffix). Ctenuchina and Euchromiina were reclassified in the Arctiini tribe, while the Syntomiina were raised in rank to the Syntomiini tribe.[1][2]



  1. ^ Zahiri, Reze; et al. (2011). "Molecular phylogenetics of Erebidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea)". Systematic Entomology. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2011.00607.x. 
  2. ^ Lafontaine, Donald; Schmidt, Christian (19 Mar 2010). "Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico". Zookeys 40: 26. doi:10.3897/zookeys.40.414. 
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