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

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Genus:
Massala Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (33) : 977.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Massala dimidiata Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 977.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [WEST INDIES]: Jamaica, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

M. dimidiata is a junior subjective synonym of Azeta quassa Walker, 1858, ibidem 15:1581

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

Poole (1989) included 10 species in the genus MASSALA.

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