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

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Genus:
Paracaroides Kenrick, 1917 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1917 : 89.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Paracaroides pratti Kenrick, 1917. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 89, pl.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - female MADAGASCAR: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Viette, 1967, Faune Madagascar 20: 675 (as holotype)

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PARACAROIDES 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 8 species in the genus PARACAROIDES.

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