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

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Genus:
Plateopsis Warren, 1896 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 18 : 170.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : PYRAUSTINAE

Type-species:
Plateopsis vespertilio Warren, 1896. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 18: 171.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Plateopsis Warren, 1896 was treated in the Pyralidae, Pyraustinae in Fletcher and Nye 1984, 5 : 120. Plateopsis was referred to the Spilomelinae from the Pyraustinae within the Pyralidae by Maes, 1994, Bulletin et Annales de la Societe Royale Belge D'Entomologie 130 (7-9) : 165. However the Spilomelinae is cited as a synonym of the Pyralidae, Pyraustinae in the Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia, Nielsen, Edwards and Rangsi, 1996, so Plateopsis remains in the Pyraustinae.

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