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

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Genus:
Panacela Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (32) : 546.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : EUPTEROTIDAE : PANACELINAE

Type-species:
Panacela rufescens Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 546.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRALIA]: [Queensland], Moreton Bay, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Panacela was established in the Saturniidae; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 842, and in the Bombycidae by Turner, 1922, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 47: 358; it as transferred to the Eupterotidae by Forbes, 1955, Tijdschr. Ent. 98: 85-132, where it was placed in a separate subfamily, the Panacelinae.
P. rufescens is a junior subjective synonym of Naprepa pilosa Walker, 1865, ibidem 32: 489.

See also: Semuta Walker, 1865, placed as a junior subjective synonym of Panacela Walker, 1865, by Kirby, 1892, ibidem 1: 842, the first reviser.

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

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Junior name(s):
Mallodeta Turner, 1922: 359.


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