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

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Genus:
Spica Swinhoe, 1889 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1889 : 424.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
DREPANOIDEA : DREPANIDAE : THYATIRINAE

Type-species:
Spica luteola Swinhoe, 1889. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 424, pl.44, fig.10.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Geometridae; it was placed in the Drepanidae by Hampson, [1893] 1892, Fauna Br. India (Moths) 1: 342 and is here transferred to the Thyatiridae on the advice of Mr A. Watson, BMNH.

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