Darninae Amyot and Serville, 1843

Synonyms (and unplaced invalid names)
Hyphinoinae Haupt, 1929
Selected references
Amyot and Serville 1843a
Funkhouser 1927f
Funkhouser 1951a
Metcalf and Wade 1965a
Deitz 1975a
McKamey 1998a
Godoy, Miranda, and Nishida 2006a
Wallace 2010a
Taxon images
Darninae
16227_mximage
1.Procyrta
15723_mximage
2.Germariana terminalis
16222_mximage
3.Cymbomorpha
23564_mximage
4.Atypa
15671_mximage
5.Hemikyptha punctata
15471_mximage
6.Hanstruempelia ceresina
16226_mximage
7.Hyphinoe
15550_mximage
8.Bubalopa furcata
15279_mximage
9.Alcmeone
15328_mximage
10.Stictopelta
16225_mximage
11.Darnis
20788_mximage
12.Sundarion
 
Distribution
Neotropical and Nearctic regions. Known from much of South and Central America north into Mexico and the southwestern United States, but not from the West Indies.
16515_mximage
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Diagnostic characters
Pronotum convex or greatly expanded dorsally (often with further modifications), posterior process entirely concealing scutellum and often partially concealing forewings in repose. Forewings, if fully exposed in repose, with 1 r-m and 2 m-cu crossveins (exception: some Cymbomorpha without r-m but R4+5 and M1+2 confluent short distance then convergent distally); if wings partially concealed by pronotum, with same number or fewer crossveins; apical limbus broad; claval apex truncate. Pro- and mesothoracic femora sometimes with (most Darnini) longitudinal row of cucullate setae ventrally; tibiae simple, not foliaceous. Metathoracic leg sometimes with coxal and trochantral processes (Cymbomorpha) or with trochantral spines (Procrytini); femur with (Procyrtini and many Darninae ) or without longitudinal row of cucullate setae; tibia with cucullate setae in row III, but Hemikythini and some Darninae without cucullate in row I or row I and II. Female second valvulae usually bearing 1-6 dorsal teeth (occasionally none), teeth irregularly spaced if numerous (Atypa).
Taxonomic constituents
Prepared by
Lewis L. Deitz, Matthew S. Wallace, and Mark J. Rothschild, 3 September 2013.