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

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Genus:
Orvasca Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (32) : 502.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : LYMANTRIIDAE

Type-species:
Orvasca subnotata Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 502.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Hindostan, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) and Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Orvasca was established in the Limacodidae; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Moore, [1883] 1882-3, Lepid. Ceylon 2: 86.

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