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

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Genus:
Oediplexia Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : 9 [key], 218.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Oediplexia mesophaea Hampson, 1908. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7: 218, fig.32.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [TANZANIA] BRIT. E. AFR.: [Tanganyika], Kilima' njaro, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included OEDIPLEXIA 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 2 species in the genus OEDIPLEXIA.

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