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

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Genus:
Physula Guenée, 1854 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 8 : 86.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Physula migralis Guenée, 1854. Hist. nat. Ins. 8: 87.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Schaus , 1916. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 50: 295.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [FRENCH GUIANA]: Cayenne, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PHYSULA in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

Poole (1989) included METACINIA Schaus, 1913 as a junior synonym of PHYSULA Guenée, 1854.

Poole (1989) included 20 species in the genus PHYSULA.

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