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

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Genus:
Omphaletis Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : 5 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Celaena florescens Walker, 1857. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 268.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1909. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 8: 374.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Lectotype - female [AUSTRALIA]: New South Wales, (UM, Oxford)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Swinhoe, 1900, Cat. east. and Aust. Lepid. Heterocera 2: 31(as type)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Available, but without included species until Hampson, 1909, ibidem 8:xi, 374.

Poole (1989) included OMPHALETIS 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 12 species in the genus OMPHALETIS.

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