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

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Genus:
Saptha Walker, 1864 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (30) : 1015.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
CHOREUTOIDEA : CHOREUTIDAE : CHOREUTINAE

Type-species:
Saptha divitiosa Walker, 1864. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1015.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDONESIA]: [Moluccas, Seram Island] Ceram, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Saptha was established in the Tineidae; it was placed in the Glyphipterigidae by Meyrick, 1913, in Wagner, Lepid. Cat. 13: 33; and in the Choreutidae by Heppner, 1981, in Heppner & Duckworth, Smithson. Contr. Zool. 314: 55.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Saptha was included in the "Glyphipterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 197; it was included in the Hemerophilidae, now Choreutidae, by Walsingham, 1914, Biologia cent.-am. (Zool.) Lepid.-Heterocera 4: 312.

See also: * Saphtha Walsingham & Durrant, 1900.

SAPTHA was included within the subfamily CHOREUTIDAE: CHOREUTINAE by Dugdale et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Saphtha ; Walsingham & Durrant, 1900: 567.


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