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

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Genus:
Cotachena Moore, 1885 . Lepid. Ceylon 3 : 275.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : SPILOMELINAE

Type-species:
Botys histricalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 655.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Cotachena was not placed in a subfamily when established in the Pyralidae; it was placed in the Endotrichinae, now Pyralinae by Hampson, 1896 Fauna Br. India (Moths) 4: 142; and in the Pyraustinae by Shibuya, 1928, J. Fac. Agric. Hokkaido imp. Univ. 22: 114.

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats COTACHENA in the CRAMBIDAE: SPILOMELINAE.

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