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

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Genus:
Tavia Walker, 1858 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (14) : 1238 [key], 1275.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Tavia instruens Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1275.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1902. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 353. [(but cited as nycterina Boisduval, 1833, which Hampson placed as the senior synonym of instruens Walker.)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - female CONGO: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included TAVIA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included 7 species in the genus TAVIA.

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Junior name(s):
Tarvia ; Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875: pl.114, fig. 6.


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