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

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Genus:
Orectis Lederer, 1857 . Noctuinen Eur. : 46, 216.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Helia proboscidata Herrich-Schäffer, 1851. Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 2: 430, pl.120, fig.618.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) HUNGARY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

The type-species was attributed to Kindermann by Herrich-Schäffer on page 430, but in the index to the whole work in volume 6. Herrich-Schäffer cited himself as the author. No other reference to Kindermann as author of this species has been found.

Poole (1989) included ORECTIS in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus ORECTIS.

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