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

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Genus:
Heliophisma Hampson, 1913 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 12 : xi [index], 461.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Ophisma croceipennis Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1377.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 8 ex. SOUTH AFRICA & SIERRA LEONE & CONGO: Port Natal, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

O. croceipennis is a junior subjective synonym of Ophiusa klugii Boisduval, 1833, Nouv. Annls Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 2: 251.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus HELIOPHISMA.

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