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

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Phaegorista Boisduval, 1836 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 1(Atlas) : explanation to pl.14.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Phaegorista agaristoides Boisduval, 1836. In: Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Ins. 1(Atlas): explanation to pl.14.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

The spelling Phaegorista was adopted by Neave, 1940, Nomencl. zool. 3: 686, as first reviser, from a multiple original spelling.

Phaegorista Boisduval, [1836] was treated in the Arctiidae, Aganainae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1979 Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 148. Phaegorista 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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Junior name(s):
Phoegorista ; Boisduval, 1836: legend to pl.14.

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