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

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Genus:
Margelana Staudinger, 1888 , in Fedchenko. Stett. ent. Ztg 49 : 20.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Margelana versicolor Staudinger, 1888. In: Fedchenko, Stett. ent. Ztg 49: 20.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [U.S.S.R.]: [Uzbekistan], Margelan, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MARGELANA 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 5 species in the genus MARGELANA.

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