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

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Genus:
Pricomia Nye, 1975 . Generic Names Moths World 1 : 403.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Prometopus rhodocentra Lower, 1902. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 26: 222. [(of MICROPIA Hampson, 1908)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 females AUSTRALIA: N.S.W., Broken Hill, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PRICOMIA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included MICROPIA Hampson, 1908 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of PRICOMIA Nye, 1975.

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

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Junior name(s):
Micropia Hampson, 1908: 5 (key).


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