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

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Genus:
Ormetica Clemens, 1860 . Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 1860 : 544.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Ormetica sphingiformis Clemens, 1860. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 12: 545.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) MEXICO: near Jalapa, (? Depository)..

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

O. sphingiformis is a junior subjective synonym of Chelonia taeniata Guérin-Méneville, [1844], Icon. Regne anim. G. Cuvier (Insectes): 514.

ORMETICA was included within the subfamily ARCTIIDAE: ARCTIINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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