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

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Genus:
Mesotrosta Lederer, 1857 . Noctuinen Eur. : 44, 190.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Scopula signalis Treitschke, 1829. In: Ochsenheimer, Schmett. Eur. 7: 70.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female EUROPE: ? Locality, (HNHM, Budapest)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MESOTROSTA 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 3 species in the genus MESOTROSTA.

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Junior name(s):
Mesostrota ; Möschler, 1890: 163.


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