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

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Genus:
Euplexia Stephens, 1829 . Nom. Br. Ins. : 41.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena lucipara Linnaeus, 1761. Fauna Suecica : 318.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SWEDEN: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included EUPLEXIA 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 BERRHAEA Walker, 1858; YULA Bethune-Baker, 1906; and EPA Bethune-Baker, 1906 as junior synonyms of EUPLEXIA Stephens, 1829.

Poole (1989) also included YULA Bethune-Baker, 1906 as a junior synonym of KARANA Moore, 1882.

Poole (1989) included 123 species in the genus EUPLEXIA.

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