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

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Mahanta Moore, 1879 , in Hewitson & Moore. Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson (1) : 78.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : LIMACODIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Mahanta quadrilinea Moore, 1879. In: Hewitson & Moore, Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 78, pl.3, fig.20.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) INDIA: Darjeeling, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Mahanta was established in the Lasiocampidae; it was placed in the Limacodidae by Hampson, [1893] 1892, Fauna Br. India (Moths) 1: 401.

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