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

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Genus:
Litocala Harvey, 1875 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 3 : 3 [footnote].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Lita sexsignata Harvey, 1875. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 280. [(of Luta Harvey, 1875)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes [U.S.A.]: Nevada, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Litocala was proposed as the objective replacement name for Lita Harvey, 1875.

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

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus LITOCALA.

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Junior name(s):
Lita Harvey, 1875: 280.


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