A review of the neotropical moth genus <i>Carathis </i>Grote (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae).
Keywords:Moths, neotropical, taxonomy, distribution
AbstractThe neotropical moth genus Carathis Grote (Arctiidae) is reviewed. Diagnoses, illustrations of adults and male genitalia and a key to the species identification are presented. Six species are recognized, two new: C. alayorum sp. n. endemic to Cuba, and C. septentrionalis sp. n. ranging from Amazon north into Mexico; one synonym is established: C. melamera Dognin syn. n. (=C. byblis Schaus).