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

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Genus:
Escua Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (15) : 1851.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Escua extollens Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1851.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female [BRAZIL]: Rio Janeiro, (UM, Oxford)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ESCUA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus ESCUA.

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Junior name(s):
Exua ; Schaus, 1911: 227.


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