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

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Genus:
Hemicephalis Möschler, 1890 . Abh. senckenb. naturforsch. Ges. 16 : 174.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena characteria Stoll, 1790. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen : 154, pl.34, fig.5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. characteria is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1791.

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

Poole (1989) included PSEUDOHEMICERAS Möschler, 1890 as a junior synonym of HEMICEPHALIS Möschler, 1890.

Poole (1989) included 10 species in the genus HEMICEPHALIS

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