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

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Genus:
Nystalea Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 6 : 122.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOTODONTIDAE : NYSTALEINAE

Type-species:
Nystalea conchyfera Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 122.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 618.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [WEST INDIES]: [Virgin Islands], St Thomas Island, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Nystalea was originally placed in the Noctuidae.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

N. conchyfera is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena ebalea Stoll, 1780, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillions exot.) 4: 41, pl.310, fig.C.

Nystalea was established in the Noctuidae; it was placed in the Notodontidae by Möschler, 1878, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 27 (Abh.): 693.

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

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