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

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Genus:
Andriasa Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (7) : 1735.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : SMERINTHINAE : SMERINTHINI

Type-species:
Andriasa contraria Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1735.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) NOT KNOWN: The species is widespread in tropical Africa, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Andriasa was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was placed in the Sphingidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 714.

See also: Pseudosmerinthus Butler, 1876, and Devitzia Holland, 1889.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list DEVITZIA Holland, 1889; and PSEUDOSMERINTHUS Butler, 1876 as junior synonyms of ANDRIASA Walker, 1856.


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