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

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Genus:
Hexamitoptera Pagenstecker, 1885 . Jahrb. Nass. Ver. Nat. 38 : 180.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Poeciloptera lawinda Pagenstecker, 1885. Jahrb. Nass. Ver. Nat. 38: 35, pl.2, fig.5. [(of Poeciloptera Pagenstecher, 1885)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - several males & 1 female SUMATRA: Nias I., (SM, Wiesbaden)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Hexamitoptera was proposed as the objective replacement name for Poeciloptera Pagenstecher, 1885.

Poole (1989) included POECILOPTERA Pagenstecher, 1885 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of HEXAMITOPTERA Pagenstecher, 1885.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus HEXAMITOPTERA.

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Junior name(s):
Poeciloptera Pagenstecker, 1885: 35.


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