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

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Genus:
Castulo Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 561.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

Type-species:
Castulo plagiata Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 562.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRALIA] NEW HOLLAND: and [Tasmania] Van Dieman's Land, (? Depository)..

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

Castulo was established in the `Lithosiidae'; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 491; and was transferred back to the `Lithosiidae' by Swinhoe, 1903, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1903: 498.

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