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Title: Balaca  
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Subject: Arctiinae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Section: Cossina
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Balaca
Walker, 1865
Species: B. picaria
Binomial name
Balaca picaria
Walker, 1865
For the family of Spanish painters see José Balaca y Carrión (1800–1869)

Balaca is a genus of moth in the family Arctiidae. It contains only one species, Balaca picaria, which can be found in New Guinea.


  • Natural History Museum Lepidoptera generic names catalog
  • Balaca genus at funet

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