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

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Genus:
Betusa Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (9) : 137 [key], 151.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Betusa phasianus Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 151.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [BRAZIL]: Para, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

B. phasianus is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena amynta Cramer, 1779.

See also: Ceroctena Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included BETUSA Walker, 1856; and GISCALA Walker, 1858 as junior synonyms of CEROCTENA Guenée, 1852.

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