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

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Genus:
Melanchroiopsis Dyar, 1918 . Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 54 : 341.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AGARISTINAE

Type-species:
Melanchroiopsis acroleuca Dyar, 1918. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 54: 341.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male MEXICO: Sierra de Guerrero, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PHASIS Walker, 1854 (preoccupied); and SHAPIS Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of MELANCHROIOPSIS Dyar, 1918.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus MELANCHROIOPSIS.

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