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

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Genus:
Marcipa Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (4) : 779 [key], 807.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Marcipa inscripta Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 808.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male SIERRA LEONE: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Marcipa was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was transferred from the Liparidae, but was not placed elsewhere, by Swinhoe, 1903, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1903: 497; and was placed in the Noctuidae, `Noctuinae' [sensu Hampson] now Ophiderinae, by Hampson, 1926, Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae Subfamily Noctuinae Br. Mus.: 161.

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

Poole (1989) included BIRTHA Walker, 1865 as a junior synonym of MARCIPA Walker, 1855.

Poole (1989) included 80 species in the genus MARCIPA.

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