Distribution Brazil. Matto Grosso, Burity, 30 miles NE of Cuyabá, 2250’ elevation.
Habitat Not known
Systematics First described by Kristensen (1978). Known only from a single female specimen and locality. Affinities with other Hepialoidea are unresolved. Six autapomorphies distinguish this family from other Hepialoidea.
Biology Development unknown. Single female collectged at light November, 1927.
Reference Kristensen, N.P. 1978. A new familia of Hepialoidea from South America, with remarks on the phylogeny of the subordo Exoporia (Lepidoptera). Entomological Germanica 4, 272-294.
Neotheora chiloides Kristensen, 1978 Holotype female. Image from Kristensen (1978) reconstructed to show entire wingspan (courtesy of John Nielsen).