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

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Genus:
Rolepa Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1-3) : 770.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : PHIDITIINAE

Type-species:
Rolepa delineata Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 770.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) BRAZIL: Rio Janeiro, (? Depository)..

Notes:
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, [1856], 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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