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

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Genus:
Glenopteris Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 255.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Glenopteris oculifera Hübner, 1821. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 255.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(the objective replacement name for Phalaena oculata Stoll, 1780)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) (of P. oculata) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

G. oculifera was proposed by Hübner as the objective replacement name for Phalaena (Noctua) oculata Stoll, 1780, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen 4: 71, pl. 324, fig. F (dated from the wrapper of the part); a junior primary homonym of Phalaena (Geometra) oculata Linnaeus, 1766, Syst. Nat. (Edn. 12) 1: 872 and Errata at the end of vol. 1.

Glenopteris was also used by Hübner, [1821], Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [200], for the same concept. I am following Hemming, 1937, Hübner 2: 201 in giving priority to the Verzeichniss.

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

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus GLENOPTERIS.

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Junior name(s):
Glenoptera ; Schaus, 1911: 230.


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