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

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Genus:
Gaala Walker, 1866 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (34) : 1128.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Gaala dispunctalis Walker, 1866. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1129.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male BRAZIL: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

G. dispunctalis is a junior subjective synonym of Platydia abditalis Walker, [1859] 1858, ibidem 16: 11.

See also: Gustiana Walker, 1861.

Poole (1989) included GAALA Walker, 1866 as a junior synonym of GUSTIANA Walker, 1861 [December 14].

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