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

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Opisthoxia Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 308.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena amabilis Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 24, 147, pl.112, fig.G.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 147.

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. amabilis is dated from the wrapper of part 10, not from the title-page of volume 2 which is dated 1779.

Parsons et al. (1999) included ARGYROPLUTODES Warren, 1894; CALLURAPTERYX Warren, 1894; and OPHTHALMOPHORA Guenée, 1857 a junior synonyms of OPISTHOXIA Hübner, 1825.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 86 species and 2 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus OPISTHOXIA.

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