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

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Genus:
Plusiodonta Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 6 : 359.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Plusiodonta chalsytoides Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 360.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1857. In: Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. (Papillons nocturnes), : 123. [(but cited for *Pluciodonta, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - female JAVA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included GADERA Walker, 1858; DEVA Walker, 1858; ODONTINA Guenée, 1862; TAFALLA Walker, 1869; and TINNODOA Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of PLUSIODONTA Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 35 species in the genus PLUSIODONTA.

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