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

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Mesoscia Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 194.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena pusilla Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 220, pl.395, fig.G.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 850.    [BHLBHL]

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

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Mesoscia was placed in the Bombycidae by Möschler, 1878, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 27 (Abh.): 673; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Kirby, 1892, ibidem 1: 850; and in the Megalopygidae by Dyar, 1895, Can. Ent. 27: 244.

MESOSCIA was included within the family MEGALOPYGIDAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Mecosia ; Grünberg, 1912: 169.

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