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

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Ophiusa Ochsenheimer, 1816 . Schmett. Eur. 4 : 93.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena tirhaca Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 116, pl.172, fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2): 72. [(but included by Ochsenheimer as *`tirrhaea Fabr.')]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cape of Good Hope, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. tirhaca was misspelled as * Noctua tirrhaea Cramer by Fabricius, 1781, Species Insect. 2:213. This incorrect subsequent spelling was used by Ochsenheimer and other authors.

See also: Meropis Hübner, 1822.

Poole (1989) included OPHIOGENES R.I., 1817; MEROPIS Hübner, 1818; HEMACHRA Sodoffsky, 1837; ANUA Walker, 1858; STENOPIS Mabille, 1880; PERANUA Berio, 1959; SUBANUA Berio, 1959; TRICHANUA Berio, 1954; and PEROPHIUSA Berio, 1959 as junior synonyms of OPHIUSA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included 67 species in the genus OPHIUSA.

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Junior name(s):
Hemachra Sodoffsky, 1837: 89.
Ophiogenes R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817: 288.
Ophiussa ; Hübner, 1823: 266.

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