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

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Genus:
Rupela Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (28) : 523.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : SCHOENOBIINAE

Type-species:
Rupela nivea Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 524.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Dyar , 1917. Insec. inscit. Menstr. : 5. [(as a junior name of `albinella Cramer')]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

(but cited as 'albinella Cramer'; see below). Dyar designated on page 80 as type-species Phalaena albinella Stoll 1781 (but cited as albinella Cramer, an incorrest authorship), a nominal species not originally included in Rupela. At the same time, however, on page 79 Dyar placed albinella as a senior synonym of nivea, a nominal species originally included in Rupela. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constituted the fixation of the originally included nominal species as type-species

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