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

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Genus:
Mormoscopa Meyrick, 1897 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 371.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Mormoscopa crossodora Meyrick, 1897. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 371.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male & 1 female AUSTRALIA: New South Wales, Mount Kosciusko, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

M. crossodora is a junior subjective synonym of Bleptina sordescens Rosenstock, 1885, Ann. mag. nat. Hist. (5) 16:424, pl.2, fig. 2.

Poole (1989) included MORMOSCOPA in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

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

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