This book is based on a large number of collections of the family Arctiidae, mainly collected from North West Himalayas, North East India and Western Ghats and housed in the laboratory of the first author. All the scattered information on the taxonomy of included species is compiled in this work. The book provides a compendium of taxonomic details of 150 species of the family Arctiidae under 48 genera of three subfamilies, Arctiinae (45 species and 13 genera), Lithosiinae (92 species and 31 genera) and Syntominae (13 species and 4 genera). Of these, five new genera and 59 new
species are described. Six genera and nine species are reported for the first time from India. Besides this, one genus is synonymised, the status of one species upgraded, new combinations for 10 species proposed and old combinations for 4 species revalidated. For each of the included genus first
reference, type species, diagnosis, remarks and the known species from India is given. For each of the included species first reference, diagnosis/description, and distribution in India are given.