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

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Metalectra Hübner, 1823 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : 29.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Metalectra praecisalis Hübner, 1823. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: 29, figs 367, 368.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1926. Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae : 280.

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

See also: Stimmia Guenée, 1852.

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

Poole (1989) included STIMMIA Guenée, 1852; and HOMOPYRALIS Grote, 1875 as junior synonyms of METALECTRA Hübner, 1823.

Poole (1989) included 62 species in the genus METALECTRA.

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