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

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Thalaina Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 659.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

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Thalaina klenaea Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 660.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 202.

Type specimens:
Lectotype - female AUSTRALIA: [Tasmania], H.T. [Hobart Town], (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:McQuillan, 1981

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

T. klenaea is a junior subjective synonym of Callimorpha selenaea Doubleday, 1845, in Eyre, Jls Expdns Disc. cent. Aust. 1: 437, pl.5, fig.3.

Thalaina was originally proposed in the Arctiidae, but was transferred to the Geometridae by Meyrick, 1891, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2) 6: 652.

See also: Absyrtes Walker, 1857.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ABSYRTES Guenée, 1857; MACQUEENIA Turner, 1947; PLUSARGYRIA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; and THALAINODES Lower, 1902 as junior synonyms of THALAINA Walker, 1855 [June 9]. Parsons et al. (1999) included 10 species and 4 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus THALAINA.

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