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

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Genus:
Macapta Hampson, 1910 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 9 : 96.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Makapta carnescens Schaus, 1906. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 30: 99. [(of MAKAPTA Schaus, 1906)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) BRAZIL: Sao Paulo, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Macapta was proposed by Hampson as an emendation of Makapta Schaus, 1906, but as the latter is a junior homonym (see below), Hampson's emendation must be used as the objective replacement name.

Poole (1989) included MACAPTA 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.).

Poole (1989) included MAKAPTA Schaus, 1906 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of MACAPTA Hampson, 1910.

Poole (1989) included 13 species in the genus MACAPTA.

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Junior name(s):
Makapta Schaus, 1904: 99.


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