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

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Achaea Hübner, 1823 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 269.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena melicerta Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : 46, pl.23, fig.1. [(but without scientific names until the Index was issued with 2 (1773))]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1885. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 163. [(as *'melicerte Drury', an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Bombay, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. melicerta was originally included in Achaea by Hübner, as 'melicerta Cramer', an incorrect authorship. It is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena janata Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 527.

Poole (1989) included GERIA Walker, 1858 as a junior synonym of ACHAEA Hübner, 1823.

Poole (1989) included 95 species in the genus ACHAEA.

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