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

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Genus:
Penicillaria Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 6 : 302.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : EUTELIIDAE : EUTELIINAE

Type-species:
Penicillaria nugatrix Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 303, pl.14, fig.7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes), : 122.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - female INDIA: Central, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ELEALE Walker, 1862 (preoccupied); TIBIOCILLARIA Bethune-Baker (as TIBIOCELLARIA on page 782), 1906; BOMBOTELIA Hampson, 1912; and TAMSEALE Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of PENICILLARIA Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 18 species in the genus PENICILLARIA.

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