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

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Caridarctia Hampson, 1901 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3 : xvii [index], 7 [key], 452.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Arctia albicancellata Burmeister, 1878. Descr. phys. Répub. Argent. 5: 449.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Caridarctia was established in the `Arctiadae'; it was transferred to a new subfamily Xanthopastinae, in the Noctuidae, by Biezanko, 1971, in Biezanko & Guerra, Archos Mus. nac. Rio de J. 54: 270. Caridarctia is not closely related to Xanthopastis Hübner, [1821], so is here retained in the Arctiinae pending a detailed study by our colleagues V.O. Becker and M.R. Honey.

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