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

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Genus:
Ophyx Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 233.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Ophyx ochroptera Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 7: 234, pl.22, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Viette , 1951. Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 20: 162.

Type specimens:
Holotype - female AUSTRALIA: ? Locality, (MNHN, Paris)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included OPHYX in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included HIRSUTIPES Bethune-Baker, 1906; LASIOPODERES Bethune-Baker, 1906; PSEUDOPHYX Bethune-Baker, 1906; SINARIOLA Bethune-Baker, 1906; CYTTARALOPHA Bethune-Baker, 1908 (as CYTTAROLOPHA on page 735); and TEMNOPTERA Bethune-Baker, 1908 as junior synonyms of OPHYX Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 21 species in the genus OPHYX.

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