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

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Genus:
Placonia Möschler, 1880 . Verh. K.K. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 30 : 410.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Placonia selene Möschler, 1880. Verh. K.K. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 30: 410, pl.8, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 males SURINAM: Interior, (MNHU, Berlin)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included SAFIA Guenée, 1852; CAMPOMETRA Guenée, 1852; YRIAS Guenée, 1852; RHUBUNA Walker, 1858; and PLACONIA Möschler, 1880 as junior synonyms of METRIA Hübner, 1823.

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