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

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Genus:
Safia Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 20.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena celia Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 109, pl.346, figs E, F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. celia is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1782.

Poole (1989) included SAFIA Guenée, 1852; CAMPOMETRA Guenée, 1852; YRIAS Guenée, 1852; RHUBUNA Walker, 1858; and PLACONIA Möschler, 1880 as junior synonyms of METRIA Hübner, 1823.

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