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

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Genus:
Therasea Grote, 1895 . Abh. naturw. Ver. Bremen. 14 : 115 [footnote].

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Tarache augustipennis Grote, 1875. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 27: 426.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but cited as *T. angustipennis, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [U.S.A.]: Texas, Bosque Co., (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

T. augustipennis has subsequently been written as * Angustipennis by Grote and other authors. In the original description the name was only used once, and the printed 'u' was not an inverted 'n'.

Poole (1989) included CONACONTIA Smith, 1900 as a junior synonym of THERASEA Grote, 1895.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus THERASEA.

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