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

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Genus:
Ammetopa Hampson, 1906 , in Hewitson & Moore. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6 : ix [index], 120.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Ammetopa codeti Oberthür, sensu Hampson, 1906. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: ix, 120. [[a misidentification later described as Erythrophaia canroberti Oberthur, 1918, Etudes Lépid. comparée 16: 182, fig. 4130]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes (of E. canroberti) - 1 male & 1 female ALGERIA: Constantine, El-Outaya, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Hampson misidentified Metopoceras codeti Oberthur, 1881, Etudes Ent. 6: 88, pl. 11, fig. 10. Hampson's specimens were of a species undescribed at that time. This is a case of a misidentified type-species which under the Code, Article 70 (a), should be referred to the Commission.

Poole (1989) included NUDIFRONS Staudinger, 1897; AMMETOPA Hampson, 1906; CALLOECIA Hampson, 1908; and TRITOMOCERAS Berio, 1980 as junior synonyms of METOPOCERAS Guenée, 1850.

Ammetopa Hampson, 1906, was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Metopoceras Guenée, 1850 by Ronkay and Ronkay, 1995, Noctuidae Europaeae, 7 (2) : 109.


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