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

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Genus:
Lactura Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 485.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : LACTURIDAE

Type-species:
Lactura dives Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 485.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Lactura Walker, 1854 was referred to the Yponomeutidae, Attevinae by Heppner, 1984, 36 Yponomeutidae, Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist : Part 1. Micropterigoidea-Immoidea, p.55. Lactura was treated in the Yponomeutidae in Nye and Fletcher 1991, 6 : 165.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

The late J. Kyrki of Finland had informed us that he intended to transfer Lactura to the Zygaenidae Phaudinae.

Lactura was treated in the Yponomeutidae by Nye & Fletcher, 1991, 6 : 165. Lactura Walker, 1854 has subsequently been designated as the type-genus for the new family - Lacturidae within the Zygaenoidea by Heppner, 1995, Tropical Lepidoptera 6 (2) : 146.

LACTURA was included within the family LACTURIDAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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