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

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Genus:
Lepista Wallengren, 1863 . Wien. ent. Monatschr. 7 : 146.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

Type-species:
Lithosia pandula Boisduval, 1847. In: Delegorgue, Voy. Afrique austr. 2: 597.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [RHODESIA]: [Matabeleland] Pays de Massilicatzi, (? Depository)..

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

Lepista was redescribed as new by Wallengren, 1865, K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 5. (4): 42. Massilicatzi probably refers to the first Matabele chief, also spelt as Mzilikazi, Msilikazi or Moselekatse. We are most grateful to Dr D. Kroon of Sasolburg, South Africa, for this information.

See also: Dyphlebia Felder, 1874.

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