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

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Genus:
Ansa Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (15) : 1731.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Ansa filipalpis Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1731.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male CEYLON: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A. filipalpis is a junior subjective synonym of Briarda precedens Walker, 1857.

See also: Briarda Walker, [1858]; and Erygansa Bethane-Baker, 1906.

Poole (1989) included BRIARDA Walker, 1858; ANSA Walker, 1858; and ERYGANSA Bethune-Baker, 1906 as junior synonyms of FELINIA Guenée, 1852.


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