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

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Genus:
Mesogenea Hampson, 1902 . Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2 : 363.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Mesogenea varians Hampson, 1902. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 364.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1926. Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae : 337.

Type specimens:
Type(s) [RHODESIA]: Mashonaland, Salisbury, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Not preoccupied by * Mesogenea Gray, 1863, Cat. Specimens Drawings Mammals Birds Reptiles Fishes Nepal Tibet (Edn 2):52, -Aves; published in synonymy.

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

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus MESOGENEA.

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