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

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Genus:
Gorgopis Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 198.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HEPIALOIDEA : HEPIALIDAE

Type-species:
Phalaena libania Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 128, pl.356 fig.F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 888.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

P. libania is dated from the wrapper of the part, not from the title-page of the volume which is dated 1782. See also: * Gorcopis Walker, 1856.

GORGOPIS was included within the family HEPIALIDAE by Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Gorcopis ; Walker, 1856: 1549 (key).


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