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

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Genus:
Masca Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (16) : 8.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Masca abactalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 9.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male SINGAPORE: ? Locality, (UM, Oxford)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

See also: Phagytra Walker, [1866].

Poole (1989) included MASCA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included PHAGYTRA Walker, 1866 as a junior synonym of MASCA Walker, 1859.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus MASCA.

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