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

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Genus:
Moca Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (27) : 102.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
IMMOIDEA : IMMIDAE

Type-species:
Moca velutina Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 102.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Moca Walker, 1863 was treated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Heppner, 1982, Journal of the New York Entomological Society 89 (4) : 261.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Moca when established contained a second nominal species, but this was doubtfully included and under the Code (Edn 3), Article 68(d), is not eligible for fixation as type-species.

Moca was included in the "Glyphipterygidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 142; it was transferred to the Immidae by Heppner, 1982, Jl N.Y. ent. Soc. 89: 261.

MOCA was included within the family IMMIDAE by Dugdale et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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