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

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Genus:
Papestra Sukhareva, 1973 . Ent. Obozr. 52 : 409.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena biren Goeze, 1781. Ent. Beytr. 3(3): 206.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. biren was originally proposed as 'bi-ren'. Under the Code, Article 26(a), the component words must be united without a hyphen. Papestra was proposed as a subgenus of Mamestra Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus PAPESTRA.

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