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

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Genus:
Ratarda Moore, 1879 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879 : 392.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : RATARDIDAE

Type-species:
Ratarda marmorata Moore, 1879. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 393, pl.32, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: [W. Bengal], Darjeeling, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Ratarda was established in the Chalcosiidae, now Zygaenidae Chalcosiinae; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Hampson, [1893] 1892, Fauna Br. India (Moths) 1: 493; and placed in the Ratardidae by Dudgeon, Elwes & Hampson, 1901, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 425.

RATARDA was included within the subfamily COSSIDAE: RATARDINAE by Gentili & Horak, in Kristensen (1999).

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