Subfamily Herminiinae. The Herminiinae (and the Southeast Asian subfamily Aganainae) are associated with the Arctiinae on the basis of the molecular data of Zahiri et al. (2010). All three subfamilies are unique in the Noctuoidea in having a prespiracular post-tympanal hood on the abdomen.
- Zahiri R, Kitching IJ, Lafontaine JD, Mutanen M, Kaila L, Holloway JD, Wahlberg N (2010) A new molecular phylogeny offers hope for a stable family-level classification of the Noctuoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution ZZZ: in press.