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

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Genus:
Ortopla Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (16) : 156.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Ortopla iarbasalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 157.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male BORNEO [MALAYSIA]: Sarawak, (UM, Oxford)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Swinhoe, 1900, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera 2: 122 (as type)

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

Poole (1989) included OROMENA Moore, 1882; and KOPTOPLAX Hampson, 1891 (as KOTOPLAX on page745) as junior synonyms of ORTOPLA Walker, 1858.

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus ORTOPLA.

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