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

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Genus:
Soloe Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 557.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Soloe trigutta Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 557.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 429.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SIERRE LEONE & [ZAIRE] CONGO: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Soloe was established in the Lithosiidae, now Arctiidae; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 429; and transferred from the `Liparidae' to the `Aganaidae' by Swinhoe, 1903, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1903: 497.

Soloe Walker, 1854 was treated in the Arctiidae, Aganainae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1979 Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 180. Soloe was referred to the Noctuidae from the Arctiidae by Goodger & Watson, 1995, The Afrotropical tiger-moths : an illustrated catalogue with generic diagnoses and species distribution, of the Afrotropical Arctiinae (Lepidoptera : Arctiidae), p. 24.

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