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

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Hypsoropha Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 10.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua monilis Fabricius, 1777. Genera Insect. : 283.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 29.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Type-locality stated to be [England] Anglia

Nye (1975) stated:-

stated to be Anglia [England], but this was probably an error as the species described is not known to occur in the Old World but is widespread in southern U.S.A. (Type(s) not found by Zimsen, 1964, Type Material of I. C. Fabricius :532).

Poole (1989) included HYPSOROPHA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included MONOGONA Guenée, 1852; and TIAUSPA Walker, 1858 as junior synonyms of HYPSOROPHA Hübner, 1818.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus HYPSOROPHA.

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Junior name(s):
Euphais Hübner, 1818: 10, 21, 33.

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