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

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Antheua Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 687.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Antheua simplex Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 687.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 582.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cape [Province], (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Antheua was established in the Arctiidae; it was placed in the Notodontidae by Moore, [1883] 1882-3. Lepid. Ceylon 2: 111.

See also: Sirenopyga Wallengren, 1858.

ANTHEUA was included within the subfamily NOTODONTIDAE: PHALERINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Antheura ; Druce, 1888: 685.
Diastema Aurivillius, 1904: 4.
Diastema Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: wrapper, pl.66, fig.379.
Diastemina Gaede, 1928: 431.

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