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

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Genus:
Olybama Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (16) : 211.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Olybama thelephusalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 211.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female SOUTH AFRICA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

O. thelephusalis is a junior subjective synonym of Hydrillodes uliginosalis Guenée, 1854, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 8:66, pl.6, fig. 6.

Poole (1989) included OLYBAMA Walker, 1859; ECHANA Walker, 1859; BIBACTA Moore, 1852; RAGANA Swinhoe, 1900;; and CELLACRINATA Bethune-Baker, 1908 as junior synonyms of HYDRILLODES Gienée, 1854.

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