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

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Genus:
Metaegle Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : 4 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Metoponia pallida Staudinger, 1892. Dt. ent. Z. 4: 323.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes [TURKEY]: Mardin, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Available, but without included species until Hampson, 1910, ibidem 9: xiii, 379.

Poole (1989) included METAEGLE 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 METAEGLE.

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