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

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Genus:
Oroplexia Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : xiii [key], 510.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Mamestra decorata Moore, 1882. In: Hewitson & Moore, Descr. new Ind. Lep. Coll. Atkinson : 111, pl.4, fig.8.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) INDIA: [W. Bengal], Darjiling, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included OROPLEXIA 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 7 species in OROPLEXIA Hampson, 1908.

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