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

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Genus:
Piratisca Meyrick, 1902 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 35 : 42.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Piratisca minax Meyrick, 1902. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 35: 42.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female NEW GUINEA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

See also: Systaticospora Bethune-Baker, 1908; and Megaloptera Bethune-Baker, 1908.

Poole (1989) included PIRATISCA in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

Poole (1989) included MEGALOPTERA Bethune-Baker, 1908; SYSTATICOSPORA Bethune-Baker, 1908; and MEGALOPTEROIDES Strand, 1910 as junior synonyms of PIRATISCA Meyrick,1902.

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

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