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

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Genus:
Mecodina Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 372.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Mecodina lanceola Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 7: 373, pl.24, fig.5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [BANGLADESH]: [E. Bengal], Silhet, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included BOETHANTHA Walker, 1865; SENERATIA Moore, 1885; and ARAEOGNATHA Hampson, 1893 as junior synonyms of MECODINA Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 47 species in the genus MECODINA.

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