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

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Genus:
Motya Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (19) : 1021.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOLIDAE : CHLOEPHORINAE

Type-species:
Motya abseuzalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1022.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [BRAZIL]: Rio Janeiro, (UM, Oxford)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

See also: Lussa Grote, 1883; and Pleurasympieza Möschler, 1890.

Poole (1989) included MOTYA in the subfamily NOCTUIDAE: SARROTHRIPINAE, which are included as a tribe within the NOLIDAE: CHLOEPHORINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included LUSSA Grote, 1883; and PLEURASYMPIEZA Möschler, 1890 as junior synonyms of MOTYA Walker, 1859.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus MOTYA.

According to the card index of Lepidoptera names in the British Museum (Natural History), PLEURASYMPIEZA is a synonym of DICHOGAMA Lederer and hence in the Crambidae, Pyraustinae (pers. comm. G. Beccaloni). PLEURASYMPIEZA is represented in the PYRALIDAE collections in the British Museum (Natural History).

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Junior name(s):
Pleurasympieza Möschler, 1900: 146.


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