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

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Genus:
Metarctia Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 769.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : SYNTOMINAE

Type-species:
Metarctia rufescens Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 769.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Caffraria; and [Durban] Port Natal, (? Depository)..

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

Metarctia was established in the Arctiidae; it was placed in the Thyretidae by Kiriakoff, 1960, in Wytsman, Genera Insect. 214 (E): 30, 35.

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Junior name(s):
Metaretia ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 420.


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