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

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Genus:
Micraeschus Butler, 1878 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 1 : 402.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Hyria elataria Walker, 1861. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 665.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male CEYLON: Colombo, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Micraeschus was attributed incorrectly to Walker, and referred incorrectly to the Pyralidae Pyraustinae by Munroe, 1958, Proc. 10th int. Congr. Ent. 1: 301.

Poole (1989) included MICRAESCHUS Butler, 1878; TROGACONTIA Hampson, 1896; and PENISA Warren, 1911 as junior synonyms of ENISPA Walker, 1866.

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