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

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Microstola Lower, 1920 . Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 44 : 68.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Microstola ammoscia Lower, 1920. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 44: 68.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) AUSTRALIA: North Queensland, near Cairns, Kuranda, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980)

Microstola was established in the Xyloryctidae; it is here transferred to the Arctiidae, Lithosiinae on the advice of and with acknowledgements to Dr I.F.B. Common, C.S.I.R.O., Canberra, Australia.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Microstola was included in the Cryptophasidae, now Oecophoridae Xyloryctinae, by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 140; it was transferred to the Arctiidae, Lithosiinae, by Watson, Fletcher & Nye, 1980, Generic Nmes Moths World 2: 118.

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