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

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Genus:
Fredina Brandt, 1939 . Ent. Rdsch. 56 : 242.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Fredina esmeralda Brandt, 1939. Ent. Rdsch. 56: 242, pl.1; fig.6. [See Notes]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female IRAN: Baluchistan, Bender Tchahbahar, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included FREDINA 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 FREDINA.

The type species of the genus Fredina, esmeralda Brandt, is listed as a junior synonym of Cardiosace chiaromontei Berio, 1936 by Hacker et al. 2001. Lepidoptera of Yemen Arab Republic, collected during three expeditions in 1996, 1998 and 2000. Esperiana 8: 623. (Martin Honey pers. comm.).


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