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

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Genus:
Asota Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 164.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AGANAINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena javana Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 146, 175, pl.274, fig.C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Jordan , 1896. In: Rothschild & Jordan, Novit. zool. 3: 203.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDONESIA]: JAVA, Samarang, (? Depository)..

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

P. javana is dated from the wrapper of the part and not fromthe title-page of the volume, 1782

Fletcher and Nye (1979 Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 19) stated:-

Asota has subsequently been referred to the Noctuidae from the Arctiidae by Goodger & Watson, 1995, The Afrotropical tiger-moths : an illustrated catalogue with generic diagnoses and species distribution, of the Afrotropical Arctiinae (Lepidoptera : Arctiidae), p. 22.

See also: Petalia Walker, 1854 & Hypsa Hubner, [1819].



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Junior name(s):
Petalia Walker, 1854: 457.


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