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

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Genus:
Epimecia GuenĂ©e, 1839 . Annls Soc. ent. Fr. 8 : 514.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Cleophana ustulata Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, 1836. Coll. icon. hist. Chenilles Europ. : [422] & pl.22, figs 1-4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes [FRANCE]: Montpellier district; Provence, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

The date of publication of the type-species has been accepted from Cowan, 1970, J. Soc. Biblphy nat. Hist. 5: 323. C. ustulata is a junior subjective synonym of Cymatophora ustula Freyer, 1835, Neuere Beitr. Schmett. 2: 90, pl. 148, fig. 1.

Poole (1989) included EPIMECIA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (1999).

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus EPIMECIA.

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