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

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Genus:
Meristides Strand, 1909 . Dt. ent. Z. Iris 22 : 115.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Meristis umbripennis Strand, 1909. Dt. ent. Z. Iris 22: 114.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [TANZANIA] DT.-OSTAFRICA: [L. Nyassa], Ruanda, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MERISTIDES in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus MERISTIDES.

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