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

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Genus:
Orcynia Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 274.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Euchromia calcarata Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 274.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) BRAZIL: Santarem, (? Depository)..

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

Orcynia was established as a subgenus of Euchromia Hübner, [1819], in the `Zygaenides', now Zygaenidae; it was placed in the Syntomidae, now Ctenuchidae, as a valid genus by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 154.

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