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

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Ostha Walker, 1861 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (23) : 947 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Walker, 1862, ibidem 24: 1098.]    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Ostha sileniata Walker, 1862. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1099.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 females [BRAZIL]: [R. Amazon], [Tefé] Ega, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Ostha seleniata Walker, [1863] 1862, ibidem 26:1687, is an unjustified emendation of O.sileniata Walker, 1862.

Fletcher (1979, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

This genus was originally proposed in the Geometridae, but has since been transferred to the Noctuidae; the first published reference to its use in this family appears to have been by Schaus, 1913, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 11: 2.

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

Poole (1989) included 14 species in the genus OSTHA.

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Junior name(s):
Psephis ; Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875: pl.120, fig. 4.

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