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

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Genus:
Matopo Distant, 1898 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 1 : 227.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Matopo typica Distant, 1898. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 1: 227.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(under the Code, Article 68 (b))]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Transvaal, Pretoria, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MATOPO 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 GIGAGLOSSA Berio, 1966 as a junior synonym of MATOPO Distant, 1898.

Poole (1989) included 11 species in the genus MATOPO.

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