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

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Genus:
Noropsis Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 5 : 117.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Noropsis fastuosa Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. (Lépid.), 5: 117.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) (of P. hieroglyphica Cramer) [NETHERLANDS WEST INDIES]: Curac/,ao I., (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. fastuosa was proposed as the objective replacement name for Phalaena hieroglyphica Cramer, 1777, Uitlandsche Kapellen 2: 81, 151, pl. 147, fig. D, which was spelled * Hyroglyphica on page 81 but was corrected as a printer's error, on page 151 to hieroglyphica. It thus became a junior primary homonym of Phalaena hieroglyphica Drury, 1773, Illust. nat. Hist. 2: Index, 3, -Lepid., Noctuidae, Catocalinae.

N. fastuosa is a junior subjective synonym of Bombyx festiva Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent. : 579.

See also: Diphthera Hübner, [1809].

Poole (1989) included EUGLYPHIA Hübner, 1820; DIPHTERA Stephens, 1850; and NOROPSIS Guenée, 1852 as junior synonyms of DIPHTHERA Hübner, 1809.

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