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

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Genus:
Metaphoenia Hampson, 1926 . Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae : 478.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Thermesia plagifera Walker, 1864. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 187.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - female BORNEO [MALAYSIA]: Sarawak, (UM, Oxford)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Swinhoe, 1900, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera 2 :208 (as type)

Notes:
Poole (1989) included METAPHOENIA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus METAPHOENIA.

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