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

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Genus:
Aloa Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 699.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena lactinea Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 58, 149, pl.133, fig.D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1883. Lepid. Ceylon 2: 74.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDONESIA]: [JAVA] [Djakarta] Batavia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

P. lactinea is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1779.

Aloa Walker, 1855 was treated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Thomas & Goodger, 1993, Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo 13 (3a) : 298.

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