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

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Mycteroplus Herrich-Schäffer, 1850 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 2 : 191, 242.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Xanthia puniceago Boisduval, 1840. Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 146.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes [U.S.S.R.] S. RUSSIA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

The date of publication of Mycteroplus is accepted from Hemming, 1937, Hüber 1:585.

Poole (1989) included MYCTEROPLUS 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 STEPHANIA Guenée, 1852; USBECA Püngeler, 1914; and ACROSPHALIA Rebel, 1918 as junior synonyms of MYCTEROPLUS Herrich-Schäffer, 1850.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus MYCTEROPLUS.

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Junior name(s):
Stephania Guenée, 1852: 172.

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