Trogoptera excavata


Taxonavigation: Mimallonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Mimallonoidea

Familia: Mimallonidae
Subfamily: Lacosominae
Tribus: Trogopterini
Genus: Trogoptera
Species: Trogoptera excavata


Trogoptera excavata (Walker, 1855)

Type locality: Brazil.

Holotype: OUM. Male. Type Lep: n°810, Genitalia prep. 402-1960.


  • Pamea excavata Walker, 1855 (original combination)
  • Trogoptera excavata (Walker, 1855) in Schaus, 1928

T. excavata is supected to be the same species than T. notata (Walker, 1855) whose type is a male from Brazil as well, as written by Schaus (1896). In doubt, these have been treated as separate species by authors since Schaus.


Primary referencesEdit

  • Walker, F. 1855. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part IV. Lepidoptera Heterocera. British Museum (Natural History), London. 777–976. BHL Reference page.  p.975

Additional referencesEdit

  • Schaus, W., 1928. Familie Mimallonidae. In: Seitz A (Ed.) Die GrossSchmetterlinge der Erde. 6. Die amerikanischen Spinner und Schwärmer: 635-672. BHL Reference page