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

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Genus:
Opotura Walker, 1859 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (16) : 191.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Opotura erinusalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 192.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

O. erinusalis is a junior subjective synonym of Bleptina confusalis Guenée, 1854, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 8:67, pl.9, fig. 2.

Poole (1989) included OPOTURA Walker, 1859; and ANAGOA Möschler, 1886 as junior synonyms of BLEPTINA Guenée, 1854.

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