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

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Genus:
Motina Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (27) : 12.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Motina aequalis Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 12.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female BORNEO [MALAYSIA]: Sarawak, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Motina when originally proposed contained a second species, but this was doubtfully included and, under the Code, Article 68(c), is not eligible for selection as type-species.

Poole (1989) included CHOLIMMA Walker, 1863; MOTINA Walker, 1863; RHAZUNDA Walker, 1866; PASIRA Moore, 1882 (preoccupied); and RIVULANA Bethune-Baker, 1911 as junior synonyms of RIVULA Guenée, 1845.

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