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

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Godasa Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (31) : 271.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Godasa maculatrix Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 272.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male SIERRA LEONE: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

G. maculatrix is a junior subjective synonym of Noctua sidae Fabricius, 1794, Ent. Syst. 3 (2):23. Godasa was established in the Callimorphidae, now Arctiidae; it was placed in the Agaristidae by Jordon, 1896, in Rothschild & Jordon, Novit. zool. 3: 47; it was placed in the Arctiidae, Hypsinae by Gaede, 1926, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 14: 92; and is here again transferred to the Agaristidae on the basis of tympanic and venational characters. Godasa in the Agaristidae was not included in Nye (1975).

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