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

Genus details

Search again

Genus:
Apina Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 587 [key], 756.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AGARISTINAE

Type-species:
Apina callisto Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 756.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 442.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 6 ex. AUSTRALIA: [Tasmania], Van Dieman's Land & [Qd], Moreton Bay, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Apina was established in the Arctiidae; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Kirby, 1892, ibidem 1: 442; it was transferred to the Noctuidae by Swinhoe, 1903, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1903: 497; and was placed in the Agaristidae by Jordan, 1912, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 11: 26.

Poole (1989) included AMAZELA Boisduval, 1874 as a junior synonym of APINA Walker, 1855.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the g

Learn more about Noctuidae in Wikipedia

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to APINA and included species.


Submit correction/addition