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

Genus details

Search again

Genus:
Musothyma Meyrick, 1897 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1897 : 375.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Musothyma cyanastis Meyrick, 1897. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 375.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male & 1 female AUSTRALIA: Qd, Duaringa, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MUSOTHYMA 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 only 1 species in the genus MUSOTHYMA.

Learn more about Noctuidae in Wikipedia

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


Submit correction/addition