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

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Genus:
Siga Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 197.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : SPILOMELINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena liris Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 98, pl.63, fig.F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

P. liris is dated from wrapper part 6, not from the title-page of volume 1 which is dated 1779.

SIGA was included within the subfamily CRAMBIDAE: PYRAUSTINAE by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999).

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats SIGA in the CRAMBIDAE: SPILOMELINAE.

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