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

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Genus:
Acraga Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 780 [key], 807.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : DALCERIDAE

Type-species:
Acraga ciliata Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 807.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Acraga was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was placed in the Limacodidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 542 and then transferred to the Dalceridae by Dyar, 1898, Jl N.Y. ent. Soc. 6: 232.

ACRAGA was included within the family DALCERIDAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Aeruga ; Pagenstecker, 1909: 439.


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