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Taxonavigation: Noctuoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Arctiini
Subtribus: Arctiina
Genus: Platarctia
Species: P. atropurpurea – P. ornata – P. murzini – P. parthenos – P. souliei


Platarctia Packard, 1864

Type species: Arctia parthenos Harris, 1850, designated by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 257.


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