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

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Genus:
Bessula Grote, 1881 . Papilio 1 : 176.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HELIOTHINAE

Type-species:
Bessula luxa Grote, 1881. Papilio 1: 176.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [U.S.A.]: New Mexico, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MELICLEPTRIA Hübner, 1823; ANTHOECIA Boisduval, 1840; ALARIA Duncan & Westwood, 1841 (precoccupied); TRYPANA Guenée, 1841; ORIA Guenée, 1852 (preoccupied); RHODOPHORA Guenée, 1852; TAMILA Guenée, 1852; EULEUCYPTERA Grote, 1865; LYGRANTHOECIA Grote & Robinson, 1873; TRICOPIS Grote, 1874; ADONISEA Grote, 1875; HELIOPHANA Grote, 1875; OXYLOS Grote, 1875; PIPPONA Grote, 1875; PORRIMA Grote, 1877; RHODODIPSA Grote, 1877; BESSULA Grote, 1881; DASYSPOUDAEA Smith, 1883 (as DASYSPOUDOEA on page 892); TRILEUCA Grote, 1883; PSEUDOTAMILA Smith, 1893; CANIDIA; Grote, 1890; EUPANYCHIS Grote, 1890; TRICHOSELLUS Grote, 1890; THYREION Smith, 1891; INCITA Grote, 1895; PALADA Smith, 1900; and CHLOROCLEPTRIA Hampson, 1903 as junior synonyms of SCHINIA Hübner, 1818.

MELICLEPTRIA Hübner, [1823] 1816 was treated as a valid genus, revalidated by Beck, 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 44.

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