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

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Genus:
Giscala Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (15) : 1671.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Giscala quadricolor Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1672.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) VENEZUELA: [R. Amazon], [Tefé] Ega, (BMNH, London).. There are a total of 3 male syntypes from Venezuela & Brazil in the BMNH.

Notes:
Poole (1989) included BETUSA Walker, 1856; and GISCALA Walker, 1858 as junior synonyms of CEROCTENA Guenée, 1852.

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