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

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Genus:
Rethma Walker, 1866 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (35) : 1570.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Rethma transcissaria Walker, 1866. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1570.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: Tefé (Ega), (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

R. transcissaria is a junior subjective synonym of Asthana erecta Walker, 1862.

See also Asthana Walker, 1862.

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Geometridae, but has since been transferred to the Noctuidae, where it was placed by Hampson, 1926, Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae Subfamily Noctuinae Br. Mus.: 181.

Poole (1989) included POESULA Walker, 1858; ASTHANA Walker, 1862; and RETHMA Walker, 1866 as junior synonyms of DEINOPA Walker, 1856.

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