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

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Genus:
Nisaga Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 778 [key], 885.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : EUPTEROTIDAE : EUPTEROTINAE

Type-species:
Nisaga simplex Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 885.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BANGLADESH]: Sylhet, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Nisaga was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Moore, 1884, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1884: 373; and in the Eupterotidae by Swinhoe, 1892, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus. 1: 272.

NISAGA was included within the subfamily EUPTEROTIDAE: EUPTEROTINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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