Taxon profile


Zygaenidae Latreille, 1809

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  superfamily Zygaenoidea

Scientific synonyms



Zygaena purpuralis - Transparent Burnet

Zygaena purpuralis - Transparent Burnet

Author: Václav Setínek

Zygaena carniolica - Eastern Burnet

Zygaena carniolica - Eastern Burnet

Author: Pavel Krásenský

Functions restricted to taxon Zygaenidae

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subfamily Procridinae Boisduval, 1828
subfamily Zygaeninae Latreille, 1809
Tertiary: Oligocene – recent
subfamily Chalcosiinae
subfamily Callizygaeninae

Unplaced taxa

genus Formozygaena Inoue, 1987
genus Milleria Herrich-Schäffer, 1859

Fossil taxa

genus Zygaenites Burgeff, 1951 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [db01566d-5080-4dca-b461-ef6defb8991a]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Zygaenidae]
Data retrieved on: 27 February 2014
CZ DE Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín [as Zygaenidae]
CZ Hudec K., Kolibáč J., Laštůvka Z., Peňáz M. a kol. (2007): Příroda České republiky: průvodce faunou, Academia [as Zygaenidae]

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Names (not confirmed) - 1


extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon