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

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Genus:
Melipotis Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 17.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Melipotis jucunda Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 17, figs 81, 82.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

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

Poole (1989) included CORONTA Walker, 1858; GERESPA Walker, 1858; JARASANA Moore, 1882; and LYNCESTIS Walker, 1857 as junior synonyms of MELIPOTIS Hübner, 1818.

Poole (1989) included 53 species in the genus MELIPOTIS.

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Junior name(s):
Heliothis Hübner, 1808: 5.
Melioptis ; Swinhoe, 1900: 311.


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