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

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Genus:
Metalopha Staudinger, 1892 . Dt. ent. Z. 4 : 313.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Metalopha plusina Staudinger, 1891. Dt. ent. Z. 4: 313, pl.4, fig.8.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1906. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 105. [(as a junior name of M. liturata which Hampson placed as the senior synonym of M. plusina)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male and female TURKEY & [IRAN] PERSIA: N of Antioch, Aintab, Mesopotamia, Mardin & N Schahrud, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

M. plusina is a junior subjective synonym of Megalodes liturata Christoph, 1887, in Romanoff, Mém. Lépid. 3:89, pl.4, fig. 10.

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

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