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

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Genus:
Metopta Swinhoe, 1900 . Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera Colln Oxf. (2) : 170.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Spirama rectifasciata Ménétriés, 1863. Enum. corp. Anim. Mus. imp. Acad. Sci. petrop. : pl.17, fig.6.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [JAPAN]: ? Locality, (ZIRAS, St Petersburg)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus METOPTA.

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Junior name(s):
Giacla Walker, 1855: 1315.
Medopta ; Warren, 1913: 323.


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