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

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Genus:
Eumestleta Butler, 1892 . Entomologist 25 : 189.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : EUSTROTIINAE

Type-species:
Tarache patula Morrison, 1875. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 27: 69.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype [U.S.A.]: Texas, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

T. patula is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena obliqualis Fabricius, 1794, Ent. Syst. 3 (2): 224, but this binomen is a primary junior homonym of Phalaena obliqualis Gmelin, 1790, in Linnaeus, Syst. Nat. (Edn. 13) 1 (5): 2528. There is no objective replacement name but Barnes & Benjamin, 1927, Pan-Pacif. Ent. 4: 39, have examined the probable holotype of Micta recta Guenée, 1852, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 6: 245, and placed it as a junior subjective synonym of obliqualis Fabricius. M. recta is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name.

Poole (1989: 383) included ANTHOPHILA Ochsenheimer, 1816; PORPHYRINIA Hübner, 1821; EROMENE Hübner, 1821; TROTHISA Hübner, 1821; ECTHETIS übner, 1823; ODICE Hübner, 1823; HELIOMANES Sodoffsky, 1837; MICROPHISA Boisduval, 1840; MICRA Guenée, 1841; MICROPHYSA Guenée, 1841; GLAPHYRA Guenée, 1841; THALPOCHARES Lederer, 1853; MIXOCHARIS Lederer, 1853; MESTLETA Walker, 1865; EUMESTLETA Butler, 1892; THALOMICRA Spuler, 1907; POLYORYCTA Warren, 1911; GYOPHORA Warren, 1913; EUMICREMMA Berio, 1954; and RHYPAGLA Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of EUBLEMMA Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989: 143) included MESTLETA Walker, 1865; and MATAEOMERA Butler, 1886 (as METAEOMERA Butler, 1886) as junior synonyms of AUTOBA Walker, 1863.

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