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

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Genus:
Meliaba Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (16) : 212.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Meliaba pelopsalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 212.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [SOUTH AFRICA]: Port Natal, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included ICHTHYOPSELAPHA Aurivillius, 1910 as a junior synonym of MELIABA Walker, [1859].

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

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