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

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Genus:
Amsacta Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 804.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Amsacta marginalis Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 805.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SIERRA LEONE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

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

Amsacta was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was transferred to the Arctiidae by Swinhoe, 1903, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1903: 498.

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