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

Genus details

Search again

Genus:
Mopothila Nye, 1975 . Generic Names Moths World 1 : 322.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Ipnea ardalus Druce, 1891. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Heterocera), 1: 482, pl.40, fig.11. [(of Lithopoma Schaus, 1916)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female PANAMA: Volcan de Chiriqui, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included LITHOPOMA Schaus, 1916 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of MOPOTHILA Nye, 1975.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus MOPOTHILA.

Learn more about Noctuidae in Wikipedia

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to MOPOTHILA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Lithopoma Schaus, 1916: 379.


Submit correction/addition