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

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Genus:
Hypena Schrank, 1802 . Fauna boica 2(2) : 163.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena proboscidalis Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 533.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1829. British entomology 6: 288.

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Hypena Schrank, 1802 was treated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Lodl, 1994, Nota Lepidopterologica 16 (3-4) : 249.

Poole (1989) included ERICHILA Billberg, 1820 (as ERCHILA Billberg, 1820); HERPYZON Hübner, 1825; BOMOLOCHA Hübner, 1825; OPHIUCHE Hübner, 1825; DICHROMIA Guenée, 1852; BADAUSA Walker, 1964; PELIALA Walker, 1865; PHANASPA Walker, 1866; PLATHYPENA Grote, 1873; EUHYPENA Grote, 1873; MEGHYPENA Grote, 1873; MACRHYPENA Grote, 1873; MATHURA Moore, 1882; APANDA Moore, 1882; HYPOEPA Moore, 1889; NESAMIPTIS Meyrick, 1899; ANEPISCHETOS Smith, 1900; and PLACEROBELA Turner, 1903 as junior synonyms of HYPENA Schrank, 1802.

Poole (1989) included 501 species in the genus HYPENA.

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Junior name(s):
Erchila ; Poole, 1989: 519.
Erichila Billberg, 1820: 89.
Herpyzon Hübner, 1822: 52, 56.


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