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

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Genus:
Hypercalymnia Hampson, 1909 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 8 : 6.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Hypercalymnia metaxantha Hampson, 1910. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus.Mus. 9: 185, fig.69.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [ZAIRE] CONGO: Katanga Distr., (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included 9 species in the genus HYPERCALYMNIA.

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Junior name(s):
Hypocalymnia ; Kenrick, 1917: 90.


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