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

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Amata Fabricius, 1807 . Mag. Insektenk. 6 : 289.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Zygaena passalis Fabricius, 1781. Species Insectorum Exhibentes 2: 159.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1898. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 59.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA OR SRI LANKA]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Amata Fabricius, 1807 was treated in the Ctenuchidae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1980, 2. Amata was referred from the Ctenuchidae to the Arctiidae, Syntominae by Venkatesha & Gopinath, 1995, Indian Journal of Forestry 18 (2) : 129.

AMATA was included within the subfamily ARCTIIDAE: SYNTOMINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Coenochromia Hübner, 1819: 121.

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