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

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Genus:
Pleretes Lederer, 1853 . Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 2 : 77.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena matronula Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 509.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Pericallia Hübner, [1820].

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Senior name:
Pericallia Hübner, 1820: 182.


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