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

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Genus:
Megachyta Grote, 1873 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4 : 306.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Epizeuxis lituralis Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 9, figs 19, 20.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [U.S.A.]: Florida [formerly] in Georgia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included HERMINIA Latreille, 1802; PECHIPOGO Hübner, 1825; POGONITIS Sodoffsky, 1837; PECHYPOGON Agassiz, 1847; ZANCLOGNATHA Lederer, 1857; HIPOEPA Walker, 1859; MEGACHYTA Grote, 1873; PITYOLITA Grote, 1873; CLEPTOMITA Grote, 1873; MESOPLECTRA Butler, 1879; and ADRAPSOIDES Matsumura, 1925 as junior synonyms of POLYPOGON Schrank, 1802.

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Junior name(s):
Erpyzon Hübner, 1808: 4, 5.


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