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

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Genus:
Targalla Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (13) : 984 [key], 1007.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : EUTELIIDAE : EUTELIINAE

Type-species:
Targalla infida Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1008.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [INDIA]: Hindostan, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

T. infida is a junior subjective synonym of Penicillaria delatrix Guenée, 1852, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 6: 304.

Targalla Walker, 1858, was treated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Holloway, 1985, Malayan Nature Journal 38 (3-4) : 189.

Poole (1989) included CRYASSA Walker, 1858; and EUTELIELLA Roepke, 1938 (as EUTIELLA on page 951) as junior synonyms of TARGALLA Walker, 1858.

Poole (1989) included 20 species in the genus TARGALLA.

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