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

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Genus:
Heterochroma Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 6 : 69.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Heterochroma eriopioides Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 69, pl.8, fig.8.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1908. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7: 271.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female BRAZIL: Nouvelle-Fribourg, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included HETEROCHROMA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins(1999) in Kristensen. Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (1999).

Poole (1989) included 23 species in the genus HETEROCHROMA.

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