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

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Genus:
Oratha Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (27) : 15.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Oratha significata Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 15.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Pyralidae, but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; I have not found any published reference to the transfer.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species in the genus ORATHA.

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Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to ORATHA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Bacillogaster ; Butler, 1882: 99.


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