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

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Genus:
Tiruvaca Swinhoe, 1901 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 7 : 497.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Thermesia subcostalis Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1059.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [INDIA]: Hindostan, [probably an error for East Indies], (BMNH, London)..

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

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

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