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

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Genus:
Sontia Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (7) : 1641.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena neuroptera Sepp, 1848. Surinaam. Vlinders : 83, pl.38.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 201.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

P. neuroptera is a junior subjective synonym of Sphinx arontes Stoll, 1782, in Cramer, Uitlandsche kapellen (Papillons exot.) 4: 184, 248, pl.382, fig.E.

See also: Pelochyta Hübner, [1819].

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