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

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Genus:
Metopistis Warren, 1913 , in Seitz. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 3 : 395.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phothedes erschoffi Christoph, 1884. In: Romanoff, Mém. Lépid. 1: 133, pl.8, fig.8.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [U.S.S.R.]: [Turkmenistan], Askhabad, (ZIRAS, St Petersburg)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

The date of publication of the part of Seitz containing page 395, was stated on page 389 as 1913 July 1st in both the English and German editions.

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

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

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