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

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Genus:
Orodesma Herrich-Schäffer, 1868 . Corresp.-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 22 : 179.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Orodesma apicina Herrich-Schäffer, 1868. Corresp.-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 22: 179.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but cited by Herrich-Schäffer as `apicina Gn.', an incorrect authorship)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female CUBA: ? Locality, (MZC, Havana)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

O. apicina was attributed to Guenée, but no earlier reference has been found.

See also: Boryzola Hampson, 1926.

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

Poole (1989) included POLIOTHRIPA Hampson, 1912 (preoccupied); LOIS Dyar, 1924; BORYZOLA Dyar, 1924; and MEGASTOPOLIA Hampson, 1918 as junior synonyms of ORODESMA Herrich-Schäffer, 1868.

Poole (1989) included 10 species in the genus ORODESMA.

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Junior name(s):
Orodesmia ; Wolcott, 1923: 174.


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