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

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Genus:
Prionofrontia Hampson, 1902 . Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2 : 350.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Prionofrontia erygidia Hampson, 1902. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 351.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male SOUTH AFRICA: Natal, Victoria District, (BMNH, London)..

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

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus PRIONOFRONTIA.

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