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

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Genus:
Lophonycta Sugi, 1970 . KontyĆ» 38 : 134.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACRONICTINAE

Type-species:
Moma confusa Leech, 1889. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 480, pl.50, fig.5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male JAPAN: ?Yokohama, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Lophonycta Sugi, 1970 was treated in the Noctuidae, Acronictinae/ Amphipyrinae by Nye, 1975 Generic Names Moths World, 1 : 283. Lophonycta was designated as the type-genus for the new subfamily Noctuidae, Lophonyctinae by Speidel, Fanger & Naumann, 1996, Systematic Entomology, 21 (3) : 248.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus LOPHONYCTA.

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