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

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Speia Tams & Bowden, 1953 . Bull. ent. Res. 43 : 647.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena vuteria Stoll, 1790. In: Cramer, Ank√ľndung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 161, pl.36, fig.5.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cape of Good Hope, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. vuteria is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1791.

Poole (1989) included SPEIA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus SPEIA.

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