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Maruca Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (17) : 490 [key].    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Hydrocampe aquitilis Guérin-Méneville, 1832. Iconog. Régne Anim. Cuvier 2: pl.90, fig.9. [; [1844], ibidem: 524]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

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

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

When established in the key, the generic name was published as * Maruea, a spelling that has not been used subsequently. To preserve stability, * Maruea has been deemed an incorrect original spelling and Maruca has been adopted in this catalogue as the correct spelling. The date of publication of the Guérin-Méneville work is taken from Cowan, 1971, J. Soc. Biblphy nat. Hist. 6 (1): 18-29.

H. aquitilis was also figured by Gray, 1832 [September], in Griffith & Pidgeon, Animal Kingdom . . . by the Baron Cuvier, with supplementary Additions to each Order 15: 788, pl. 129, fig. 9; the plate 129 is a copy of Guérin-Méneville's plate 90.
The date of the Griffith & Pidgeon work is taken from Cowan, 1969 ibidem 5 (2): 137-140. Hydrocampe aquitilis was a Boisduval manuscript name made nomenclaturally available by Guérin-Méneville.

See also: * Maruea Walker, 1859 [May 14].

As * Maruea, an incorrect original spelling.

Nomenclaturally available but without included nominal species until Walker, 1859 [October 8] ibidem 18: 540.
MARUCA was included within the subfamily CRAMBIDAE: PYRAUSTINAE by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999).

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats MARUCA in the CRAMBIDAE: SPILOMELINAE.

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Junior name(s):
Maruea ; Walker, 1859: 490 (key).

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