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

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Metallata Möschler, 1890 . Abh. senckenb. naturforsch. Ges. 16 : 219.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Metallata variabilis Möschler, 1890. Abh. senckenb. naturforsch. Ges. 16: 220.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [PANAMA] & [PUERTO RICO] & [VENEZUELA]: Puerto Cabello & Portorico I. & Chiriqui, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

M. variabilis is a junior subjective synonym of Thermesia absumens Walker, 1862, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1:106.

See also: Euthermesia Butler. 1896.

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

Poole (1989) included SASERNA Druce, 1891; and EUTHERMESIA Butler, 1896 as junior synonyms of METALLATA Möschler, 1890.

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

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