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

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Obila Walker, 1869 . Charact. undescr. Lepid. Heterocera : 61.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Obila dispar Walker, 1869. Charact. undescr. Lepid. Heterocera : 61.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - female(s) HONDURAS: Limas, (BMNH, London)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

O. dispar is a junior subjective synonym of Scotosia floccosaria Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 35: 1685.

As first reviser, I follow current usage and adopt Obila from a multiple original spelling in which both * Obita and Obila were used, the former on page 3, the latter on page 61.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 14 species in the genus OBILA.

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Junior name(s):
Obita ; Walker, 1869: 3 (list).

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