Acontia (Acontia) catena

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Taxonavigation: Noctuoidea 

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

Familia: Noctuidae
Subfamilia: Acontiinae
Tribus: Acontiini
Genus: Acontia
Subgenus: Acontia (Acontia)
Species: Acontia (Acontia) catena


Acontia (Acontia) catena (Sowerby, 1805)

Type locality: England, Surrey, Brixton.

Holotype: not preserved.


  • Phalaena catena Sowerby, 1805
  • Desmophora elegans Stephens, 1829, Illustrations of British Entomology 2: 109. TL: England, Surrey, Brixton. Unjustified objective replacement name of Phalaena catena Stephens, 1805 (Poole, 1989)


  • Sowerby, 1805, The British Miscellany: or Coloured Figures of New, Rare, or Little Known Annimal Sunjects; Many not Before Ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles Part 4, p. 29, pl. 14.
  • Hacker, H.H., A. Legrain & M. Fibiger, 2008, Revision of the genus Acontia Ochsenheimer, 1816 and the tribus Acontiini Guenée, 1841 (Old World) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Acontiinae) Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie Band 14: 7–533.