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

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Genus:
Nepita Moore, 1860 , in Horsfield & Moore. Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy 2 : 302.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

Type-species:
Pitane conferta Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 533. [(of PITANE Walker, 1854)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1900. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 2: 426.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SRI LANKA] CEYLON: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Nepita was established as the objective replacement name for Pitane Walker, 1854.

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Junior name(s):
Pitane Walker, 1854: 531.


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