Whalleyana

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Whalleyanoidea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Whalleyanoidea
Family: Whalleyanidae
Genus: Whalleyana
Viette, 1977
Species
Diversity
2 species

Whalleyana (Viette, 1977) is an enigmatic genus of moths in the Lepidopteran group Obtectomera[1], endemic to Madagascar. The genus contains two species, whose biology and closest relatives are unknown. The genus was previously placed in the picture-winged leaf moths (Thyrididae) but then placed in its own family (Minet, 1991) and later elevated to its own superfamily (Dugdale et al., 1999: 229-230); see also Fänger (2004).

References[edit]

  • Dugdale, J.S., Kristensen, N.P., Robinson, G.S. and Scoble, M.J. (1999). The non-Glossatan Moths. Ch. 13, pp. 217–233 in Kristensen, N.P. (Ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches / Handbook of Zoology. A Natural History of the phyla of the Animal Kingdom. Band / Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta Teilband / Part 35: 491 pp. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.
  • Fänger, H.. 2004. Comparative morphology of tergal phragmata occurring in the dorsal thoraco-abdominal junction of ditrysian Lepidoptera (Insecta). Zoomorphology, 119 (3): 163-183.pdf
  • Minet, J. (1991). Tentative reconstruction of the ditrysian phylogeny (Lepidoptera: Glossata). Entomologica Scandinavica, 22: 69-95.

Sources[edit]

  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002

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