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

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Metoponrhis Staudinger, 1888 , in Fedchenko. Stett. ent. Ztg 49 : 54.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Photedes albirena Christoph, 1887. In: Romanoff, Mém. Lépid. 3: 87.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [U.S.S.R.]: [Turkmenistan], Achal-Tekke district, (ZIRAS, St Petersburg)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. albirena was proposed as * Phothedes, an incorrect spelling.

Metoponrhis Staudinger, 1888 was treated in the Noctuidae, Ophiderinae in Nye 1975, Generic Names Moths World, 1 : 311. Metoponrhis has subsequently been referred to the Tytinae from the Ophiderinae within the Noctuidae by Speidel, Fanger & Naumann, 1996, Systematic Entomology 21 (3) : 249.

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

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

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