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

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Genus:
Sigela Hulst, 1896 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23 : 296 [key], 307.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Sigela penumbrata Hulst, 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 308.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as *perumbrata, an incorrect (multiple), by original spelling)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Florida, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Sigela was originally placed in the Geometridae.

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Geometridae, but has since been transferred to the Noctuidae, where it was placed by Barnes & McDunnough, 1917, Check List Lepid. bor. Am.: 74.

Poole (1989) included SIGELA in the subfamily ACONTIINAE.

Poole (1989) included 8 species in the genus SIGELA.

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