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

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Genus:
Gerarctia Hampson, 1905 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 15 : 448.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Gerarctia poliotis Hampson, 1905. In: Holland, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 15: 449.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) CANARY ISLANDS: Tenerife, (? Depository)..

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

Gerarctia was established in the Arctiidae; it was transferred to the Noctuidae by Draudt, 1935, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 3 (Suppl.): 208.

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

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