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

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Genus:
Pataeta Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (15) : 1748.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : EUTELIIDAE : EUTELIINAE

Type-species:
Pataeta conspicienda Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1748.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female (not male as stated) [AUSTRALIA]: [Qd], Moreton Bay, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. conspicienda is a junior subjective synonym of Phlegetonia carbo Guenée, 1852, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 6:302.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus PATAETA.

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