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

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Genus:
Nataxa Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 1159 [key], 1179.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
LASIOCAMPOIDEA : ANTHELIDAE : ANTHELINAE

Type-species:
Nataxa flavifascia Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1179.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRALIA]: Tasmania, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Drepanidae, but has since been placed in the Anthelidae by Turner, 1921, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 46: 166.

Fletcher & Nye (1982, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

N. flavifascia is a junior subjective synonym of Perna flavescens Walker, 1855, ibidem 5: 1128.

Nataxa was established in the Drepanulidae, now Drepanidae; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 851; and in the Anthelidae by Turner, 1921, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 46: 166.

See also: Dicreagra Felder, 1874.

NATAXA was included within the subfamily ANTHELIDAE: ANTHELINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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