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

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Genus:
Polytela Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 5 : 113.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : GLOTTULINAE

Type-species:
Bombyx gloriosae Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 587.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1884. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 13.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Indiae orientalis, (? Depository).. (Type(s) lost, Zimsen, 1964, Type Material of I. C. Fabricius: 522)

Notes:
Poole (1989) included POLYTELA in the subfamily HADENINAE. However, Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999) included POLYTELA in the subfamily GLOTTULINAE.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus POLYTELA.

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