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

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Genus:
Litoprosopus Grote, 1860 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 1 : 309.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Noctua hatuey Poey, 1832. Centurie L├ępid. Ile Cuba : Num. [6], fig..    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1871. In: Newton, Zool. Rec. 7: 411. [(but cited as *hatney, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male CUBA: S.E. of Matanzas, Lagunillas, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included LITOPROSOPUS in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). However, the latter included LITOPROSOPUS in the subfamily CATOCALINAE.

Poole (1989) included 7 species in the genus LITOPROSOPUS.

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