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

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Genus:
Leucula Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 9 : 134.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Leucula empusaria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 134. [; 1858, ibidem (Atlas) : pl.17, fig.3]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 317.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 males, 1 female BRAZIL: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

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

Leucula has been used as the original generic name for species now placed in the Arctiidae.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 20 species in the genus LEUCULA.

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