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

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Genus:
Fala Grote, 1875 . Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 1875 : 425.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Fala ptycophora Grote, 1875. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 27: 426.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [U.S.A.]: California, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included FALA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (1999).

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus FALA.

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