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

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Genus:
Arctia Schrank, 1802 . Fauna boica 2(2) : 152.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena caja Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 500.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Westwood , 1840. Introd. mod. Classif. Insects 2(Synopsis Genera Br. Insects): 92.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Arctia has been used as the original generic name for species which are now in the Noctuidae.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Neave, 1939, Nomencl. zool. 1: 283, also cited `Arctia Hübner [non Schrank] [1820], Verz. bekannt. Schmett., (12): 183'. This was an error, as Hübner was referring to Arctia Schrank, 1802.

Arctia Schrank, 1802 is the senior homonym of Arctia Stephens, 1829; Kocak, 1983, Priamus 2 (4) : 158.

ARCTIA was included within the subfamily ARCTIIDAE: ARCTIINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Arctinia ; Eichwald, 1830: 195.
Aretia ; Poey, 1832: pl.[17].
Callarctia Packard, 1864: 114.
Chelonia Godart, 1823: 9.
Euprepia ; Agassiz, 1846: 29.
Euprepia ; Hübner, 1819: 181.
Eyprepia Ochsenheimer, 1810: 299.
Hypercompe Hübner, 1806: [1].
Zoote Hübner, 1820: 181.


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