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

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Leucocnemis Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : 5 [key].    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Oxycnemis perfundis Smith, 1894. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 21: 87, pl.6, fig.6.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1909. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 8: 221.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes [U.S.A.]: Texas, Nueces River and S. Texas, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Available, but without included species until Hampson, 1909, ibidem 8: ix, 221.

Poole (1989) included LEUCOCNEMIS 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.). However, Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen included LEUCOCNEMIS in the subfamily CUCULLIINAE.

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

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