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

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Anticla Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 1159 [key], 1174.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Anticla antica Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1174.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Drepanidae, but was transferred to the Bombycidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 722.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Anticla was established in the Drepanulidae, now Drepanidae; it was placed in the Bombycidae by Druce, 1887, Biologia cent.-am. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera 1: 225; it was placed in the Bombycidae, subfamily Epiinae, now included in the Apatelodidae, by Draudt, 1929, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 6: 676, 690.

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