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

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Genus:
Melisa Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 264.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : SYNTOMINAE

Type-species:
Euchromia diptera Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 265.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) CONGO: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) and Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Melisa was established as a subgenus of Euchromia Hübner, [1819], at that time in the 'Zygaenides', now Zygaenidae; it was placed in the Syntomidae, now Ctenuchidae, by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 152, and was placed in the Thyretidae by Kiriakoff, 1960, Genera Insect. 214 (E): 5.

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