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

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Genus:
Lophocoleus Butler, 1886 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1886 : 416.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Lophocoleus mirabilis Butler, 1886. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 416.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [FIJI IS]: Viti Islands, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Lophocoleus when originally proposed contained a second species, but this was doubtfully included and, under the Code, Article 68 (c), is not eligible for selection as type-species.

Poole (1989) included LOPHOCOLEUS in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

Poole (1989) included 6 species in the genus LOPHOCOLEUS.

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