Siccia caffra

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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: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Lithosiini
Subtribus: Nudariina
Genus: Siccia
Species: Siccia caffra



Siccia caffra Walker, 1854: 539

Type locality: South Africa.

Lectotype: BMNH. female ♀. QR-code label with unique number: “NHMUK010606121”


  • Lithosia nigropunctata Wallengren, 1860: 46 (synonymized by Volynkin, 2023: 34)
    • Type locality: Caffraria
      • Holotype: NHRS. female ♀. NHRS- SRAH 000000915
  • Melania punctigera Felder, 1874: 6 (synonymized by Volynkin, 2023: 34)
    • Type locality: South Africa, Knysna
      • Lectotype: BMNH. male ♂. QR-code label with unique number: “NHMUK010292543”. (lectotype designated by Volynkin, 2023: 35)



Primary references

  • Walker, F. 1854. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part II. Lepidoptera Heterocera. British Museum (Natural History), London. 279–581. BHL Reference page

Additional references