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

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Genus:
Prasinopyra Hampson, 1914 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 13 : 202.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Chlorhoda metacausta Hampson, 1910. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 10: 479, fig.136. [(of Chlorhoda Hampson, 1910)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 3 males & 3 females CUBA: Baracoa, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Prasionopyra was proposed as the objective replacement name for Chlorhoda Hampson, 1910.

Prasinopyra Hampson, 1914 was treated in the Noctuidae, Acontiinae in Nye 1975, 1 : 402. Prasinopyra has subsequently been referred to the Tytinae from the Acontiinae within the Noctuidae by Speidel, Fanger & Naumann, 1996, Systematic Entomology 21 (3) : 247.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus PRASINOPYRA.

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Junior name(s):
Chlorhoda Hampson, 1910: 8 (key), 479.


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