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

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Pseudarctia Bethune-Baker, 1911 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 7 : 540.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pseudarctia nivea Bethune-Baker, 1911. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8), 7: 540.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) UGANDA: [Entebbe] N'tebi, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Pseudarctia was established in the Lymantriadae, now Lymantriidae; it was transferred to the Arctiidae by Collenette, 1955, Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 107: 189.

Pseudarctia Bethune-Baker, 1911 was treated in the Arctiidae, Arctiinae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1979 Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 160. Pseudarctia was referred back to the Lymantriidae 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. 24.

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