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

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Genus:
Plecoptera Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 6 : 429.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Plecoptera reflexa Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. (Lépid.), 6: 430.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male INDIA: Central, (UM, Oxford)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PLECOPTERA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included CARTEIA Walker, 1863; BIREGULA Sallmüller, 1891; and PLECOPTEROIDES Strand, 1918 as junior synonyms of PLECOPTERA Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 79 species in the genus PLECOPTERA.

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