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

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Rotoa Strand, 1942 . Folia zool. hydrobiol. 11 : 390.

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tapinostola distincta Bang-Haas, 1912. Dt. ent. Z. Iris 26: 154, pl.6, fig.17b. [(of Rosenia Schawerda)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [U.S.S.R.]: Amur, Ussuri, Nikolsk, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Rotoa was proposed as the objective replacement name for Rosenia Schawerda, 1922.

Poole (1989) included ROTOA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus ROTOA.

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Junior name(s):
Rosenia Schawerda, 1922: 10.

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