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

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Genus:
Mitothemma Butler, 1883 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1883 : 62.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Mitothemma angulipennis Butler, 1883. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 62.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Nye , 1975. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 1: 319.

Type specimens:
Type(s) CHILE: Las Zorras, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Mitothemma was originally placed in the Pyralidae, but was transferred to the Noctuidae by Hampson, 1895, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895: 974.

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

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