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

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Genus:
Meghypena Grote, 1873 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1 : 86.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Meghypena velifera Grote, 1873. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 87, pl.2, fig.7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 52.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female [U.S.A.]: N.Y., Sharon Springs, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

M. velifera is a junior subjective synonym of Hypena edictalis Walker, [1859] 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 16:28.

Poole (1989) included ERICHILA Billberg, 1820 (as ERCHILA Billberg, 1820); HERPYZON Hübner, 1825; BOMOLOCHA Hübner, 1825; OPHIUCHE Hübner, 1825; DICHROMIA Guenée, 1852; BADAUSA Walker, 1964; PELIALA Walker, 1865; PHANASPA Walker, 1866; PLATHYPENA Grote, 1873; EUHYPENA Grote, 1873; MEGHYPENA Grote, 1873; MACRHYPENA Grote, 1873; MATHURA Moore, 1882; APANDA Moore, 1882; HYPOEPA Moore, 1889; NESAMIPTIS Meyrick, 1899; ANEPISCHETOS Smith, 1900; and PLACEROBELA Turner, 1903 as junior synonyms of HYPENA Schrank, 1802.

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