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

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Genus:
Poliodestra Hampson, 1905 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 5 : xiii [index], 610.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Mamestra flavidentula Schaus, 1903. J. N.Y. ent. Soc. 11: 230. [(of Poliodes Hampson)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) CHILE: ? Locality, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Poliodestra was proposed as the objective replacement name for Poliodes Hampson, 1905.

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

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Junior name(s):
Poliodes Hampson, 1905: 359.


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