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

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Genus:
Anthela Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 778 [key], 853.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
LASIOCAMPOIDEA : ANTHELIDAE : ANTHELINAE

Type-species:
Anthela ferruginosa Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 854.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) AUSTRALIA: [New South Wales], Sydney, (? Depository)..

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

Anthela was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was placed in the Lymantriidae, subfamily Anthelinae, by Turner, 1904, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1904: 479; and the Anthelinae was raised to family level by Turner, 1920, ibidem 1919: 415.



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