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

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Genus:
Birtha Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (33) : 976.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Birtha insulata Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 976.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male ?CEYLON: The species is known only from West Africa, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included BIRTHA Walker, 1865 as a junior synonym of MARCIPA Walker, 1855.

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