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

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Pterolocera Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 778 [key], 883.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pterolocera amplicornis Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 884.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) AUSTRALIA: [South Australia], Adelaide, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A lectotype of the type-species was designated by Swinhoe, 1892, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus. 1: 224. Pterolocera was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 807. Turner, 1904, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1904: 478, 479, placed Pterolocera in the Lymantriidae, subfamily Anthelinae and subsequently raised Anthelinae to family level in 1920, ibidem 1919: 415.

PTEROLOCERA was included within the subfamily ANTHELIDAE: ANTHELINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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