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

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Genus:
Ericeia Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (13) : 1078 [key], 1089.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Ericeia sobria Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1089.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [AUSTRALIA]: [Qd], Moreton Bay, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ERICEIA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included GIRPA Walker, 1858; and VILLOSA Koch, 1865 as junior synonyms of ERICEIA Walker, 1858.

Poole (1989) included 33 species in the genus ERICEIA.

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