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

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Genus:
Polytelodes Hampson, 1905 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 5 : xiiii [index], 454.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : GLOTTULINAE

Type-species:
Polytela florifera Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1666.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [W. AFRICA]: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included POLYTELODES in the subfamily HADENINAE. However, Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999) included POLYTELODES in the subfamily GLOTTULINAE.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus POLYTELODES.

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