Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-
Rolepa was established in the Arcttiidae; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 851; and was placed in the Lymantriidae by Schaus, 1927, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 6: 557.
See also: Olenoptera Herrich-Schäffer, , and Athrula Walker, 1862.
Rolepa Walker, 1855 was treated in the Lymantriidae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1980, Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 171. Rolepa Walker, 1855 has subsequently been transferred from the Lymantriidae to the Apatelodidae by Minet, 1986, Alexanor 14 (7) : 303.
ROLEPA was included within the subfamily BOMBYCIDAE: PHIDITIINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).
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