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

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Genus:
Obroatis Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (15) : 1546 [key], 1635.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Obroatis negata Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1635.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included MOLYNDA Walker, 1858 as a junior synonym of OBROATIS Walker, 1858.

Poole (1989) included 18 species in the genus OBROATIS.

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