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

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Genus:
Metaplusia Dyar, 1925 . Insec. inscit. Menstr. 13 : 6.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Plusia argyra Druce, 1889. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Heterocera), 1: 330, pl.30, fig.15.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes MEXICO: Presidio; Jalisco, Bolanos, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included EUGLYPHINA Hamspon, 1926 as a junior synonym of METAPLUSIA Dyar, 1925.

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus METAPLUSIA.

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Junior name(s):
Euglyphina Hampson, 1926: 145.


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