Subfamily Scolecocampinae. This subfamily was characterized by Fibiger and Lafontaine (2005). DNA data and genital characters suggest that the New World genera included in the Araeopteroninae by Fibiger 2005 [in Fibiger and Lafontaine (2005)] are more closely related to the Scolecocampinae than to the Araeopteroninae, although much research remains on the status and composition of this and many other subfamilies and tribes of the Erebidae.