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

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Genus:
Philecia Walker, 1861 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (23) : 947 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Walker, 1862, ibidem 24: 1088.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Philecia bracteigutta Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1088.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male BORNEO [MALAYSIA]: Sarawak, (UM, Oxford)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Swinhoe, 1900, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera 2: 75

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Available but without included species until Walker, 1862, ibidem 24: 1088.

Fletcher (1979, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Geometridae, but has since been transferred to the Noctuidae, where it was included by Swinhoe, 1900, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus. 2: 75.

Poole (1989) included PHILECIA Walker, 1861 as a junior synonym of HOMODES Guenée, 1852.

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