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

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Genus:
Prospalta Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (13) : 1079 [key], 1114.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Prospalta leucospila Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1114.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - female [INDIA]: Hindostan, (UM, Oxford)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Swinhoe, 1900, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera 2: 21

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PROSPALTA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included 16 species in the genus PROSPALTA.

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Junior name(s):
Propsalta ; Warren, 1911: 218, 500, 510.


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