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

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Genus:
Pterochaeta Holland, 1900 . Novit. zool. 7 : 568.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Pterochaeta dohertyi Holland, 1900. Novit. zool. 7: 568.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 5 males [MOLUCCAS]: Buru I., (CMNH, Pittsburgh)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. dohertyi is a junior subjective synonym of Hypaetra stigmata Moore, 1877, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1877: 610.

Poole (1989) included PSEUDATHYRMA Butler, 1892; and PTEROCHAETA Holland, 1900 as junior synonyms of AVATHA Walker, 1858.

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