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

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Genus:
Cataphractes Felder, 1874 . Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2(Abt. 2) : pl.99, fig.8.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : LYMANTRIIDAE

Type-species:
Cataphractes holdingii Felder, 1874. In: Felder & Rogenhofer, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(Abt.2): pl.99, fig.8.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: [Cape of Good Hope] Cap., (? Depository).. Cited by Felder, 1875, ibidem 2 (Abt.2) Erklärung to pls 75-107: 3

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

C. holdingii has been misspelt as * Boldingii by some authors.

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Junior name(s):
Pigetera ; Swinhoe, 1923: 78.
Pygetera Kirby, 1892: 446.


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