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

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Genus:
Mentaxya Geyer, 1837 , in Hübner. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 5 : 10.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Mentaxya muscosa Geyer, 1837. In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 5: 10, figs 827, 828.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Viette , 1958. Lambillionea 58: 41.

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male SOHTH AFRICA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included 39 species in the genus MENTAXYA.

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Junior name(s):
Mentaxyia ; Berio, 1955: 212.
Metaxya ; Berio, 1955: 212.


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