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

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Genus:
Pterothysanus Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 401.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
CALLIDULOIDEA : CALLIDULIDAE : PTEROTHYSANINAE

Type-species:
Pterothysanus laticilia Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 401.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDONESIA] EAST INDIES: [E. Bengal], [Sylhet] Silhet, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Pterothysanus was established in the Lithosiidae, now Arctiidae; it was made the type-genus of the family Pterothysanidae Hampson, [1893] 1892, Fauna Br. India (Moths) 1: 430. Bryk, 1934, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 62: 351, treated this group as a subfamily of the Lymantriidae.

Pterothysanus Walker, 1854 was treated in the Pterothysanidae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1980 Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 165. Pterothysanus has subsequently transferred from the Pterothysanidae to the Callidulidae by Minet, 1986, Alexanor 14 (7) : 304.

PTEROTHYSANUS was included within the subfamily CALLIDULIDAE: PTEROTHYSANINAE by Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Pterothysanes ; Tessmann, 1921: 216 (key).


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