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

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Genus:
Amerila Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 725.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Sphinx astreus Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : index, 49, pl.28, fig.4. [(but cited as *astraea, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1900. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 60. [(but cited as *astreas, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Bengal [formerly included much of northern India], (? Depository)..

Notes:
Learn more about Arctiidae in Wikipedia.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to AMERILA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Canopus Walker, 1855: 747.


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