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

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Genus:
Podalia Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (7) : 1714.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : MEGALOPYGIDAE

Type-species:
Podalia vesta Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1714.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Dyar , 1910. Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 12: 174.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) BRAZIL: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. vesta is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena orsilochus Cramer, 1775, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 1: 72, pl.46, fig.D. P. orsilochus is dated from the wrapper of part 4, not from the title-page of volume 1 which is dated 1779.
Podalia was established in the Arctiidae; it was transferred to the Megalopygidae by Berg, 1882, An. Soc. cient. argent. 13: 264.

PODALIA was included within the family MEGALOPYGIDAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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