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

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Phlegetonia Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 6 : 301.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phlegetonia catephioides Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 301, pl.14, fig.6.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1912. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 11: 70.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [SOUTH AFRICA]: Port Natal, (MNHN, Paris)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Viette, 1951, Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 20: 161.

Phlegetonia Guenée in Boisduval and Guenée, 1852, was treated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Holloway, 1985, Malayan Nature Journal 38 (3-4) : 189.

Poole (1989) included EURHIPIA Boisduval, 1829; PHLEGETONIA Guenée, 1852; RIPOGENUS Grote, 1865; ZOBIA Saalmüller, 1891; ALOTSA Swinhoe, 1900; SILACIDA Swinhoe, 1900; and NOCTASOTA Clench, 1954 as junior synonyms of EUTELIA Hübner, 1823.

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