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

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Calesia Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 257.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Calesia comosa Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 7: 258, pl.21, fig.7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes), : 132.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [BANGLADESH]: [E. Bengal], Silhet, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

C. comosa is a junior subjective synonym of Erebus dasypterus Kollar, 1844, in Hügel, Kaschmir und das Reich der Siek 4: 476.

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

Poole (1989) included PASIPEDA Walker, 1865; MECYRA Walker, 1865; ZIRONA Walker, 1869; ASYMBATA Gerstaecker, 1871; CARADANA Moore, 1884; and LECASIA Fawcett, 1916 as junior synonyms of CALESIA Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 27 species in the genus CALESIA.

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