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

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Genus:
Niphostola Hampson, 1896 . Fauna Br. India (Moths) 4 : 189 [key], 222.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : SPILOMELINAE

Type-species:
Niphostola micans Hampson, 1896. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 4: 222, fig.127.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Niphostola was established in the Pyralidae Hydrocampinae, now Pyralidae Nymphulinae; it was transferred to the Pyralidae Pyraustinae by Munroe, 1964 Can. Ent. 96: 531.

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats NIPHOSTOLA in the CRAMBIDAE: SPILOMELINAE.

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