Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Escandia Dyar, 1914 . Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 47 : 297.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Escandia fimbrialis Dyar, 1914. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 47: 297.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female PANAMA: Canal Zone, Corozal, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Escandia was established in the Pyralidae Nymphulinae and retained in that subfamily by Klima, 1937, in Bryk, Lepid. Cat. (84): 193; it was included in the Noctuidae Acontiinae by Nye, 1975, Generic Names Moths World 1: 188.

Poole (1989) included ESCANDIA in the subfamily ACONTIINAE.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus ESCANDIA.

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