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

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Genus:
Teragra Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 978 [key], 1064.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : METARBELIDAE

Type-species:
Teragra conspersa Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1064.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: [Natal, Durban] Port Natal, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) and Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Teragra was established in the Notodontidae; Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1, placed it in the Notodontidae on page 614 and in the Zeuzeridae, now Cossidae, on page 865; it was placed in the Arbelidae, now Metarbelidae, by Hampson, 1910, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 6: 117, 125.

Fletcher & Nye (1982, Generic Names of Moths of the World) also stated:-

Transferred it to the Arbelidae, now Metarbelidae, where it is currently placed.

TERAGRA was included within the subfamily COSSIDAE: METARBELINAE by Gentili & Horak, in Kristensen (1999).

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