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

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Genus:
Azirista Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (15) : 1547 [key], 1638.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Azirista intracta Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1639.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [BRAZIL]: Santarem, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A. intracta is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena tarchon Cramer, 1777, Uitlandsche Kapellen 2: 65, pl. 139, fig. C.

Poole (1989) included AZIRISTA Walker, 1858 as a junior synonym of ARGIDIA Guenée, 1852.

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