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

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Genus:
Metapioplasta Wallengren, 1865 . K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (n.f.) 5(4) : 70.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Acontia simo Wallengren, 1860. Wien. ent. Monatschr. 4: 172.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [SOUTH AFRICA]: Caffraria, (NR, Stockholm)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A. simo is a junior subjective synonym of Acontia insocia Walker, [1858] 1857, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 12: 788.

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus METAPIOPLASTA.

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