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

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Genus:
Plotheia Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (28) : 460.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Plotheia innotabilis Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 461.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type BORNEO: ? Locality, (UM, Oxford)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Plotheia Walker, [1858], -Lepid., Noctuidae. The objective replacement name is Thopelia nom. n. [Nye, 1975].

See: THOPELIA Nye, 1975.

Poole (1989) included PLOTHEIA Walker, 1863 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of THOPELIA Nye, 1975.

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Senior name:
Thopelia Nye, 1975: 480-1.


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