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

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Genus:
Idalus Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 645.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena admirabilis Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 11, [147], pl.103, fig.G.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

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

P. admirabilis is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1779.

IDALUS was included within the subfamily ARCTIIDAE: ARCTIINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Empusa Hübner, 1819: 170.


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