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

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Matella Moore, 1885 . Lepid. Ceylon 3 : 196.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Egnasia accingalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 218.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype SRI LANKA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Matella Gistl, 1848, Naturg. Thierreichs: ix, -Lepid., Geometridae. The objective replacement name is Talmela nom. n. [Nye, 1975].

See: TALMELA Nye, 1975.

Poole (1989) included MARGANA Walker, 1866; MATELLA Moore, 1885; SPECTROPHYSA Swinhoe, 1900; and TALMELA Nye, 1975 (as TALMALA Nye, 1975) as junior synonyms of EGNASIA Walker, 1859.

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Senior name:
Talmela Nye, 1975: 469, 470.

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