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

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Genus:
Estigmene Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 184.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena acrea Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : index to 1. [; 1770, ibidem 1: 7, pl.3, fig.2 (but cited by Hübner as *`acria Abb.', an incorrect authorship and incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 226. [(cited as acraea, an unjustified emendation by Kirby, 1892)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: New York; Maryland; and Virginia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Learn more about Arctiidae in Wikipedia.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to ESTIGMENE and included species.

Junior name(s):
Leucarctia Packard, 1864: 124.


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