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

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Genus:
Microplexia Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : xi [key], 354.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Erastria elegans Saalmüller, 1891. In: Boisduval & Guenée, Lepid. Madagascar : 347, pl.13, fig.242.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female MADAGASCAR: Betsileo-Land, (FNS, Frankfurt)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MICROPLEXIA 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 BRYONOLA Toulgoët, 1955 as a junior synonym of MICROPLEXIA Hampson, 1908.

Poole (1989) included 23 species in the genus MICROPLEXIA.

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