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

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Genus:
Leptarctia Stretch, 1872 . Illust. Zygaenidae Bombycidae N. Am. 1 : 118.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Lithosia decia Boisduval, 1869. Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 12: 72.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Barnes & Benjamin , 1927. Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 26: 46.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) U.S.A.: California, (? Depository)..

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

Incorrect type-species:

(1) Nemeophila californiae Walker, 1855, a nominal species not originally included in Leptarctia and not linked in synonymy with one of the originally included species when designated by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 276.

(2) Nemeophila californiae Walker, 1855, a nominal species not originally included in Leptarctia but placed as a senior subjective synonym of all three originally included nominal species when designated by Hampson, 1901, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3: 220.

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