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

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Genus:
Apopestes Hübner, 1823 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 275.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Noctua spectrum Esper, 1787. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen 4(1): pl.100, figs 3, 4. [; 1788, ibidem: 131]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - female & male ITALY: Southern, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included SPINTHEROPS Boisduval, 1840 as a junior synonym of APOPESTES Hübner, 1823.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus APOPESTES.

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Junior name(s):
Sphinterops ; Kollar, 1849: 53.
Spintherops Boisduval, 1840: 98.


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