Achaea melicerta sensu auct., nec (Drury, 1773)


FAMILY Erebidae
GENUS Achaea
SPECIES melicerta
AUTHORsensu auct., nec (Drury, 1773)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhal.[aena] Noct.[ua] Melicerta
TYPE LOCALITY[India], Bombay [Mumbai].
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Not stated.
STATUS Unavailable name
COMMENTA junior subjective synonym of Geometra janata Linnaeus, 1758; synonymized by Hampson (1913d: 332). Noctua melicerta Drury, 1773 is an Asiatic species which does not occur in Africa (A. Legrain, i.l. 30.x.2016).
PUBLICATION Drury D. 1770–[1773]. Illustrations of Natural History, wherein are exhibited upwards of two hundred and forty figures of Exotic Insects, according to their different genera, very few of which have hitherto been figured by any author, being engraved and coloured from (etc.) - — 1:i–xxvii, 1–130, pls 1–50.
PAGINATION 46, index; pl. 23, fig. 1 Bhl

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