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

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Genus:
Neophaenis Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : xv [key], 681.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Polyphaenis respondens Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1720.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as *Polyphlaenis, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female BRAZIL & HONDURAS: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included NEOPHAENIS 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 7 species in the genus NEOPHAENIS.

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Junior name(s):
Neophoenis ; Neave, 1940: 304.


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