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

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Erocha Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 318.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Dioptis discreta Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 319.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [BRAZIL]: R. Amazon, [Tefé] Ega, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

D. discreta is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena mummia Cramer, 1779, Uitlandsche Kapellen, 3: 61, pl. 228, fig. C.
Erocha was proposed as a subgenus of Dioptis Hübner, 1818, - Lepid., Dioptidae.

Poole (1989) included LEIOSOMA Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874; and LEONIDES Druce, 1896 as junior synonyms of EROCHA Walker, 1854.

Poole (1989) included 12 species in the genus EROCHA.

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