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

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Pasira Moore, 1882 , in Hewitson & Moore. Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 197.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pasira ochracea Moore, 1882. In: Hewitson & Moore, Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 197.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female INDIA: Calcutta, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Pasira Stål, 1859, öfvers. K. Vetensk.-Acad. Förh. Stockh. 16: 190, - Hemiptera. There is no objective replacement name but P. oshracea is congeneric with Phalaena sericealis Scopoli, the type-species of Rivula Guenée, [1845]. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

See: RIVULA Guenée, [1845] 1844.

Poole (1989) included CHOLIMMA Walker, 1863; MOTINA Walker, 1863; RHAZUNDA Walker, 1866; PASIRA Moore, 1882 (preoccupied); and RIVULANA Bethune-Baker, 1911 as junior synonyms of RIVULA Guenée, 1845.

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Senior name:
Rivula Guenée, 1845: 206.

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