The family is conventionally divided into four subfamilies: the Arctiinae;
the Ctenuchinae; the Pericopinae and the Lithosiinae. In the past some authorities
elevated some of these into families in their own right ('Ctenuchidae' etc.). The
revision of the Arctiidae by Jacobson & Weller (2002) has retained the Lithosiinae as
a 'natural' subfamily of the Arctiidae but has relegated the former 'Pericopinae'
to the status of tribe Pericopini in the subfamily Arctiinae; has split the
former 'Ctenuchinae' into two tribes (the Ctenuchini and Euchromiini) within
the Arctiinae and has divided the former 'Arctiinae' into three (and possibly
more) tribes of the newly-constituted Arctiinae. I retain the old, artificial
classification for now as it is familiar to most workers.
'SUBFAMILIES' present in Belize: (click on link to go to species list for that subfamily)