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

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Genus:
Gonometa Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 971.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
LASIOCAMPOIDEA : LASIOCAMPIDAE : LASIOCAMPINAE

Type-species:
Gonometa postica Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 971.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SOUTH AFRICA: [Natal, Durban] Port Natal, Zululand, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Gonometa was established in the Psychidae; it was placed in the Pinaridae, now Lasiocampidae, by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 856.

See also: Caphara Walker, 1862.

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