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

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Pirgula Tessmann, 1921 . Mitt. zool. Mus. Berl. 10 : 215.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pirgula decempunctata Tessmann, 1921. Mitt. zool. Mus. Berl. 10: 216.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [TANZANIA]: Tabora; Ipala, S.W. Kalitu, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Pirgula was originally proposed in the Pterothysanidae, but has since been transferred to the Lymantriidae, where it was placed by Collenette, 1931, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 7: 511.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

P. decempunctata is a junior subjective synonym of Antiphella atrinotata Butler, 1896, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896: 854, pl.43 fig.5.

Pirgula was established in the Pterothysanidae; P. decempunctata was placed in the Lymantriidae by Collenette, 1931, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 7: 511.

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