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

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Sandava Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (26) : 1623.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Sandava melaleucata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1623.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRALIA]: Moreton Bay, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

S. melaleucata is a junior subjective synonym of Cidaria scitisignata Walker, 1862, ibidem 25: 1423.

See also Istarba Walker, [1866].

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Geometridae, but has since been transferred to the Noctuidae; its first published use in this family appears to have been by Swinhoe, 1900, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus. 2: 192.

Poole (1989) included SANDAVA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included ISTARBA Walker, 1866 as a junior synonym of SANDAVA Walker, [1863].

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus SANDAVA.

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Junior name(s):
Sandasa ; Kaye, 1901: 135.

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