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

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Genus:
Rethona Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 982 [key], 1042.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : COSSIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Rethona strigosa Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1043.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 592.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SOUTH AFRICA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Rethona was established in the Notodontidae; it was placed in the Cossidae by Gaede, 1929, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 14: 550.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

Rethona was established in the Notodontidae; it was placed in the Cossidae by Gaede, 1929, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 14: 550.

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