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

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Genus:
Episparis Walker, 1857 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (10) : 413 [key], 475.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Episparis penetrata Walker, 1857. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 476.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male & 1 female AFRICA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included NEVIASCA Walker, 1859; PRADIOTA Walker, 1866; EPISPARINA Berio, 1964; and EPISPARONIA Berio, 1964 as junior synonyms of EPISPARIS Walker, 1857.

Poole (1989) included 33 species in the genus EPISPARIS.

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