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

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Sceptea Walsingham, 1911 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Heterocera) 4 : 108.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Sceptea decedens Walsingham, 1911. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Heterocera), 4: 109, text-fig.23, pl.3 fig.30.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
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Nye & Fletcher (1991) included SCEPTEA in the family SYMMOCIDAE, treated by Hodges, in Kristensen (1999) as a subfamily of AUTOSTICHIDAE.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Sceptea was included in the "Gelechiadae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 199; it was placed in the Blastobasidae Symmocinae, now Symmocidae, by Hodges, 1983, in Hodges et al., Check List Lepid. Am. N. of Mexico: 14.

See also: * Sceptia McDunnough, 1939.

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera volume 4

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Junior name(s):
Sceptia ; McDunnough, 1939: 76.

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