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

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Genus:
Alata Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (27) : 108.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : PYRALIDAE : PHYCITINAE

Type-species:
Alata anticalis Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 108.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

A junior homonym of Alata Linck, 1783. Index Mus. Linck. 1: 112 - Mollusca.

There is no objective replacement name but A. anticalis was stated by Whalley, 1973, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28: 15, to be a junior subjective synonym of Phycis zinckenella Treitschke, 1832, the type-species of Etiella Zeller, 1839; the latter is thus available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Senior name:
Etiella Zeller, 1839: 179.


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