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

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Genus:
Metopoceras Guenée, 1850 . Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. (2) 8 : xviii.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Polia felicina Donzel, 1844. Annls Soc. ent. Fr. (2), 2: 199, pl.6, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [FRANCE]: Marseille district, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Ammetopa Hampson, 1906, was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Metopoceras Guenée, 1850 by Ronkay and Ronkay, 1995, Noctuidae Europaeae, 7 (2) : 109.

Calloecia Hampson, 1908, was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Metopoceras Guenée, 1850, Ronkay and Ronkay, 1995, Noctuidae Europaeae, 7 (2) : 109.

Poole (1989) included NUDIFRONS Staudinger, 1897; AMMETOPA Hampson, 1906; CALLOECIA Hampson, 1908; and TRITOMOCERAS Berio, 1980 as junior synonyms of METOPOCERAS Guenée, 1850.

Poole (1989) included 17 species in the genus METOPOCERAS.

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Junior name(s):
Metopocera ; Guenée, 1850: 233.


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