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

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Genus:
Digama Moore, 1860 , in Horsfield & Moore. Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy 2 : 297.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Digama hearseyana Moore, 1860. Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy 2: 298, pl.7A, figs 3, 3a.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) INDIA & [SRI LANKA] CEYLON: [Kanara] Canara [INDIA] & N., [Central], [Deccan] Dukhun, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Digama Moore 1860 was treated in the Arctiidae, Aganainae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1979 Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 54. Digama was referred to the Noctuidae from the Arctiidae by Goodger & Watson, 1995, The Afrotropical tiger-moths : an illustrated catalogue with generic diagnoses and species distribution, of the Afrotropical Arctiinae (Lepidoptera : Arctiidae), p. 22.

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