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

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Genus:
Dialithis Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 255.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Dialithis gemmifera Hübner, 1821. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 255.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female AUSTRALIA: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Type-locality stated to be Neuholland [Australia]

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

but this was probably an error as the species illustrated is not known to occur in the Oriental Region but is present in equatorial SOUTH AMERICA.

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

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus DIALITHIS

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