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

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Genus:
Megaloptera Bethune-Baker, 1908 . Novit. zool. 15 : 210.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Megaloptera lophota Bethune-Baker, 1908. Novit. zool. 15: 210.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male NEW GUINEA: [Papua], Kebea Range & R. Aroa, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

M. lophota is a junior subjective synonym of Piratisca minax Meyrick, 1902.

See also: Piratisca Meyrick, 1902; and Systaticospora Bethune-Baker, 1908. Megaloptera is not preoccupied by * Megaloptera; Ashmead, 1899, Trans. Am. ent. Soc. 26:92, an incorrect subsequent spelling of Megalopta Smith, 1853, Cat. Hym. Insects Br. Mus. 1:83, Hymenoptera.

Poole (1989) included MEGALOPTERA Bethune-Baker, 1908; SYSTATICOSPORA Bethune-Baker, 1908; and MEGALOPTEROIDES Strand, 1910 as junior synonyms of PIRATISCA Meyrick,1902.

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Junior name(s):
Megalopteroides Strand, 1910: 162.


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