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

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Genus:
Loepa Moore, 1860 , in Horsfield & Moore. Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy 2 : 399.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : SATURNIINAE

Type-species:
Saturnia katinka Westwood, 1848. Cabinet orient. Ent. : [25], pl.12, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Assam, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

A lectotype was designated by Swinhoe, 1892, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. Univ. Mus. 1: 247.

The two volumes of Horsfield & Moore's Catalogue were published with different title-pages; that of volume 1 was published as A Catalogue of the lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of the Hon. East-India Company, that of volume 2 as A Catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of natural History at East-India House. The dates of publication of the two volumes were discussed and listed by Cowan, 1975, J. Soc. Biblphy nat. Hist. 7 (3): 273-284.

LOEPA was included within the subfamily SATURNIIDAE: SATURNIINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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