JosiiniJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Josiini possess a unique metathoracic tympanal organ that separates them from other moths. In addition, rami of the antennae are joined to the antennal shaft with hingelike joints, fore- and hindwing veins M3 and CuA1 are stalked, and forewings lack stridulatory organs (Miller 2009).
Larvae have a glassy surface to the head capsule and go through four instars. Pupae on the inderside of leaves are surrounded by a loose net of silk.A diagram of josiine thoracic structures. Note the kettle drum-shaped metathoracic tympanum.
Miller JS. 1996. Phylogeny of the Neotropical moth tribe Josiini (Notodontidae: Dioptinae): a hidden case of Müllerian mimicry. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 118, 1-45.
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
Miller JS, Brower AVZ. & Desalle R. 1997. Phylogeny of the neotropical moth tribe Josiini (Notodontidae: Dioptinae): comparing and combining evidence from DNA sequences and morphology. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 60, 297-316.
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- First online 12 August 2009
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