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

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Genus:
Olyssa Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (15) : 1854.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Olyssa calamitosa Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1854.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female AUSTRALIA: Northern, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus OLYSSA.

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