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

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Genus:
Sophta Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (26) : 1758.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Sophta concavata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1759.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRALIA]: Moreton Bay, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

See also Nacerasa Walker, 1866.

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Geometridae, but has since been transferred to the Noctuidae, where it was placed by Meyrick, 1902, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1902: 31.

Poole (1989) included PALURA Walker, 1861; GURIAUNA Walker, 1861; SOPHTA Walker, 1861; AUSINZA Walker, 1864; ZITNA Walker, 1866; NACERASA Walker, 1866; CELEOPSYCHE Butler, 1879; PSEUDEPHYRA Butler, 1886; CALLIPYRIS Meyrick, 1891; AVENTINA Butler, 1892; and TRICHOGATHA Warren, 1913 as junior synonyms of CORGATHA Walker, 1859.

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Junior name(s):
Sophtha ; Draudt, 1935: 205.


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