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

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Genus:
Meropleon Dyar, 1924 . Insec. inscit. Menstr. 12 : 21.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Meropleon cosmion Dyar, 1924. Insec. inscit. Menstr. 12: 21.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 4 male & 2 females [U.S.A.]: Louisiana, Elm Park, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MEROPLEON 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 5 species in the genus MEROPLEON.

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