Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Salacia Boie, 1839
, in Freyer.
1 : 391.
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE
Index meth. Eur. Lepid.
by subsequent designation by
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Syntypes [FRANCE]: [Hérault], [Montpellier] Monspelii, (? Depository)..
Nye (1975) stated:-
A junior homonym of Salacia Lamouroux, 1816, Hist. Polypiers Cora;;igénés flexibles: 212, - Coelenterata. There is no objective replacement name but M. sodae is congeneric with Mamestra chartaria Grote, 1873, the type-species of Discestra Hampson, 1905. The latter is therefore available for use as the subjective replacement name.
M. sodae has usually been attributed to Rambur, 1829 May, Annls Sci. Observ. 2: 260, but Higgins, 1965, Entomologist 98: 242 has reasoned that Boisduval had priority.
See: DISCESTRA Hampson, 1905.
Poole (1989) included SALACIA Boie, 1839 as a junior synonym of DISCESTRA Hampson, 1905.
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Discestra Hampson, 1905: viii (index), 14.