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

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Genus:
Heliocheilus Grote, 1865 . Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 4 : 328.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HELIOTHINAE

Type-species:
Heliocheilus paradoxus Grote, 1865. Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 4: 329, pl.2, figs 3-5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 males & 1 female [U.S.A.]: Colorado Territory, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included HELIOTHISA Meigen, 1832; HELIOTIS Sodoffsky, 1837; CHLORIDEA Duncan & Westwood, 1841; ASPILA Guenée, 1852 (preoccupied); HELIOCHEILUS Grote, 1865; RHODOSEA Grote, 1883; and DYSOCNEMIS Grote, 1890 as junior synonyms of HELIOTHIS Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included 11 species in the genus HELIOCHEILUS.

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