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

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Genus:
Metopoplus Alphéraky, 1893 . Dt. ent. Z. 6 : 92.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Clidia excelsa Christoph, 1885. In: Romanoff, Mém. Lépid. 2: pl.13, fig.4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1910. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 9: 229.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male (not female as stated) [IRAN] PERSIA: N., Shahkuh, (ZIRAS, St Petersburg)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included METOPOPLUS in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus METOPOPLUS.

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