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

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Genus:
Phalaenophana Grote, 1873 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4 : 304.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaenophana rurigena Grote, 1873. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4: 305.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [U.S.A.]: New York and Pennsylvania, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. rurigena is a junior subjective synonym of Herminia pyramusalis Walker, [1859].

See also: Neoherminia Druce, 1891.

Poole (1989) included PHALAENOPHANA in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

Poole (1989) included NEOHERMINIA Druce, 1891 as a junior synonym of PHALAENOPHANA Grote, 1873.

Poole (1989) included 10 species in the genus PHALAENOPHANA.

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