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

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Rosema Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 1159 [key], 1168.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Rosema dorsalis Walker, 1855. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1169.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 581.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) BRAZIL: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Drepanidae, but has since been transferred to the Notodontidae by Kirby, 1892, ibidem 1: 581.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

R. dorsalis is a form of Phalaena zelica Stoll, 1790, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillions exot.) (Aanhangel): 73, pl.16, figs 2-2D.

Rosema was established in the Drepanidae; it was placed in the Notodontidae by Möschler, 1878, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 27 (Abh.): 696.

See also: Zelica Hübner, [1825].

Rosema Walker 1855, proposal for conservation and placement on the Official Index of Valid Generic Names in Zoology by Thiaucourt, 1989, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 46 (2) : 124. Rosema Walker, 1855 has precedence over both Rhogalia Hübner, [1825] 1816 & Zelica Hübner, 1825.

Typical ROSEMA species were included within the subfamily NOTODONTIDAE: HETEROCAMPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999), although they also stated that `perhaps species of Rosema near R. deolis, may also be included' [in the subfamily Pygaerinae].

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