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

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Genus:
Estigena Moore, 1860 , in Horsfield & Moore. Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy 2 : 426.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
LASIOCAMPOIDEA : LASIOCAMPIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Megasoma pardale Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1453.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1883. Lepid. Ceylon 2: 149.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) JAVA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

The two volumes of Horsfield & Moore's Catalogue were published with different titles; that of volume 1 as A Catalogue of the lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Hon. East-India Company, that of volume 2 as A Catalogue of the lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of natural History at East-India House. The dates of publication of the two volumes were discussed and listed by Cowan, 1975, J. Soc. Biblphy nat. Hist. 7 (3): 273-284.

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