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

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Genus:
Olepa Watson, Fletcher & Nye, 1980 , in Nye. Generic Names Moths World 2 : 133.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Alope ocellifera Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 620. [(of Alope Walker, 1855)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 247. [(as a junior name of ricini Fabr.)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) INDIA & [BANGLADESH] & [SRI LANKA] CEYLON: North & Malabar Coast, Canara & [Sylhet] Silhet, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

but cited as Bombyx ricini Fabricius, 1775, a nominal species not originally included in Alope. Kirby, however, placed ricini as the senior synonym of ocellifera, a nominal species originally included in Alope.

Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included name as the type-species.

A. ocellifera is a junior subjective synonym of Bombyx ricini Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.:

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Junior name(s):
Alope Walker, 1855: 619.


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