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

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Laelapia Butler, 1879 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 4 : 238.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Laelapia notata Butler, 1879. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5), 4: 238.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) MADAGASCAR: Antananarivo, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Laelapia was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was transferred to the Arctiidae by Viette, 1949, Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 18: 170.

Laelapia Butler, 1879 was treated in the Arctiidae, Arctiinae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1979 Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 99. Laelapia was referred to the Noctuidae from the Arctiidae by Goodger & Watson, 1995, The Afrotropical tiger-moths : an illustrated catalogue with generic diagnoses and species distribution, of the Afrotropical Arctiinae (Lepidoptera : Arctiidae), p. 23.

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