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

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Genus:
Mesoplus Boursin, 1949 . Z. wien. ent. Ges. 34 : 158.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Agrotis contrita Christoph, 1884. In: Romanoff, Mém. Lépid. 1: 118, pl.7, fig.8.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [U.S.S.R.]: [Turkmenistan], Achal-Tekke, Nuchur, (ZIRAS, St Petersburg)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MESOPLUS 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 2 species in the genus MESOPLUS.

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