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

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Genus:
Copitarsia Hampson, 1906 , in Hewitson & Moore. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6 : ix [index], 183.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Polia turbata Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 2 [&] 6: pl.124, figs 639, 640 [&] (Index to 2): 60.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes [COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. turbata was figured and given only a specific name in (1852) vol. 2. In (1855) vol. 6 turbata was associated with its generic name and became nomenclaturally available. In (1856) vol. 6 (Nachtrag): 177 the type - locality was given as Dalmatia and Asia Minor. This is probably an incorrect locality and subsequent authors e. g. Staudinger, Hampson and Draudt have all regarded it as a South American species. The dates of publication are taken from, by original wrappers and listed by Hemming, 1937, Hübner 1: 585, 589.

Poole (1989) included 8 species in the genus COPITARSIA.

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