Systematics by Hervé de Toulgoët

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Systematic List

The scale bar drawn on all pictures represents 1 cm. Species found in: Guadeloupe (and dependencies). Martinique. Guadeloupe and Martinique.


Eupseudosoma involuta (Sepp, 1855)
Pachydota albiceps (Walker, 1856)
Opharus bimaculata (Dewitz, 1877)
Pseudamastus alsa alsa (Druce, 1890)
Pseudamastus alsa lalannei Toulgoët, 1985
Halysidota schausi Rothschild, 1909
Halysidota leda leda (Druce, 1880)
Halysidota leda enricoi Toulgoët, 1978
Hypercompe icasia (Cramer, 1777)
Utetheisa ornatrix (Linnaeus, 1758)
Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758)


Hyalurga vinosa (Drury, 1773)


Pheia daphaena Hampson, 1898
Nyridela chalciope Hübner, 1898
Cosmosoma demantria Druce, 1895
Syntomeida syntomoides (Boisduval, 1836)
Syntomeida melanthus (Cramer, 1780)
Syntomeida epilais (Walker, 1854)
Empyreuma affinis Rothschild,1912
Epicepsis dominicensis Rothschild, 1911
Antichloris toddi Chalumeau et Delplanque, 1978
Napata rabdonota Hampson, 1898
Napata quadristrigata Hampson, 1898
Horama panthalon (Fabricius, 1793)
Horama pretus (Cramer, 1777)
Eucereon imriei Druce, 1884
Eucereon rogersi Druce, 1884
Eucereon cyneburge Schaus, 1925
Two species at least should be added: a micro-Lithosiinae which is very common in Guadeloupe, and a greyish Ctenuchinae that looks like a microlepidoptera. They will be added as soon as they have been properly identified or described.


The Ctenuchinae are considered to belong to the Arctiidae rather than to the Syntomidae, in agreement with many recent authors.

Much of the data about the moths of Martinique was drawn from the book by R. Pinchon and P. Enrico, 1969. Faune des Antilles Françaises. Les Papillons, Fort de France 258 pp., although this book deals mainly with Rhopalocera and hawk-moths.

Arctiinae and Pericopinae

The specimens were identified by Count Hervé de Toulgoët (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris). The names followed the catalogue by Watson A. and Goodger D.T., 1986. Catalogue of the neotropical tiger-moths. Occasional papers on Systematic Entomology, 1: 1- 71, British Museum, London.


The source used was the catalogue of Chalumeau and Delplanque: Chalumeau F. and Delplanque A., 1978. Catalogue commenté des Ctenuchidae (Lepidoptera) des Antilles Françaises. Bull. Soc. Linn. Lyon. 47 (4): 176-187.
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