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

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Genus:
Salagena Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (32) : 590.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : METARBELIDAE

Type-species:
Salagena transversa Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 590.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SIERRA LEONE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Salagena was established in the Cossidae; it was placed in the Arbelidae, now Metarbelidae, by Hampson, 1910, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 6: 117, 120, but misspelt as * Selagena.

See also: Pettigramma Karsch, 1895, and Catarbela Aurivillius, 1901.

SALAGENA was included within the subfamily COSSIDAE: METARBELINAE by Gentili & Horak, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Selagena ; Hampson, 1910: 117, 120.


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