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

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Genus:
Hipoepa Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (16) : 188.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Hipoepa lapsalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 188.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male CEYLON: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

H. lapsalis is a junior subjective synonym of Bocana bisalis Walker, [1859] 1858, ibidem 16: 181.

Poole (1989) included HERMINIA Latreille, 1802; PECHIPOGO Hübner, 1825; POGONITIS Sodoffsky, 1837; PECHYPOGON Agassiz, 1847; ZANCLOGNATHA Lederer, 1857; HIPOEPA Walker, 1859; MEGACHYTA Grote, 1873; PITYOLITA Grote, 1873; CLEPTOMITA Grote, 1873; MESOPLECTRA Butler, 1879; and ADRAPSOIDES Matsumura, 1925 as junior synonyms of POLYPOGON Schrank, 1802.

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Junior name(s):
Hypoepa Leech, 1889: 63.


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