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

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Genus:
Pitama Moore, 1888 , in Hewitson & Moore. Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson (3) : 217.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : ODONTIINAE

Type-species:
Pitama lativitta Moore, 1888. In: Horsfield & Moore, Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 217, pl.7, fig.21.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Pitama was established in the Margaroniidae, now Pyralidae Pyraustinae; it was placed in the Pyralidae Odontiinae by Munroe, 1961 Can. Ent.(Suppl.) 24: 5.

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats PITAMA in the CRAMBIDAE: ODONTIINAE.

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