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

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Genus:
Madoce Walker, 1863 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (27) : 117.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Madoce leucocosmalis Walker, 1863. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 117.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Nye , 1975. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 1: 290.

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [AUSTRALIA]: [Qd], Moreton Bay, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Madoce was originally proposed for two new species, but the type of the second, M. lineatula is lost, and the species unrecognised.

See also: Larassa Walker, [1866].

Poole (1989) included LARASSA walker, 1866 as a junior synonym of MADOCE Walker, 1863.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus MADOCE.

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