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

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Genus:
Mecistoptera Hampson, 1893 . Illust. typical spec. lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 9 : 32 [list], 134.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Mecistoptera griseifusa Hampson, 1893. Illust. typical spec. lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 9: 32 (list), 134, pl.168, fig.14.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female CEYLON: Kelani Valley, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MECISTOPTERA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included 8 species in the genus MECISTOPTERA.

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