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

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Munychryia Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (32) : 395.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Munychryia senicula Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 396.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRALIA]: [Queensland], Moreton Bay, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Munychryia was established in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae; it was placed in the Notodontidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 584; and in the Anthelidae by Turner, 1920, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1919: 417, who incorrectly spelled the name as * Munychryta.

MUNYCHRYIA was included within the subfamily ANTHELIDAE: MUNYCHRYIINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Munychryta ; Turner, 1920: 417.

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