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

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Genus:
Lyncestis Walker, 1857 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (11) : 611 [key], 632.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena amphix Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 59, pl.134, fig.C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Cote de Coromandel, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. amphix is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1779.

Poole (1989) included CORONTA Walker, 1858; GERESPA Walker, 1858; JARASANA Moore, 1882; and LYNCESTIS Walker, 1857 as junior synonyms of MELIPOTIS Hübner, 1818.

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