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

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Genus:
Fotopsis Dyar, 1918 . Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 54 : 347.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Fotopsis sparganiotis Dyar, 1918. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 54: 347.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male MEXICO: Sierra de Guerrero, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included FOTOPSIS 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 only 1 species in the genus FOTOPSIS.

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Junior name(s):
Potopsis ; Neave, 1940: 882.


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