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

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Genus:
Oenoptila Warren, 1895 . Novit. zool. 2 : 131.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Oxydia mixtata GuenĂ©e, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 9: 56.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Warren , 1897. Novit. zool. 4: 475.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male BRAZIL: ? Locality, (MNHN, Paris)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

The diagnosis of Oenoptila was not included with the original publication of the generic name, but was published with the subsequent designation of its type-species.

Parsons et al. (1999) included OENOTHALIA Warren, 1897 as a junior synonym of OENOPTILA Warren, 1895.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 35 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus OENOPTILA Warren, 1895 and a further 3 species in the genus "OENOPTILA".

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