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

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Genus:
Meterana Butler, 1877 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1877 : 385.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Dianthoecia pictula Taylor, 1855. New Zealand and its inhabitants : xiii, pl.1, fig.3.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) NEW ZEALAND: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

The type-species was proposed as * Dianthecia, an incorrect subsequent spelling. The specific name has usually been attributed to White; there was, however, no mention of this author by Taylor.

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

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