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

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Genus:
Epipsestis Matsumura, 1921 . Thousand Insects Japan 4 : 857, 858.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
DREPANOIDEA : DREPANIDAE : THYATIRINAE

Type-species:
Polyploca ornata Leech, 1888. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 653, pl.32, fig.10.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [JAPAN]: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. the type-locality is taken from the syntypic series in the BMNH

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

See also: Neopsestis Matsumura, 1933, and Sugiploca Matsumura, 1933.

EPIPSESTIS was included within the subfamily DREPANIDAE: THYATIRINAE by Minet & Scoble, in Kristensen (1999).

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