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

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Genus:
Prionoptera Herrich-Schäffer, 1858 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : 69, 84.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Ophiusa serra Herrich-Schäffer, 1856. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.90, fig.516.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(O. serra is dated from the wrapper of the plates and not from the title-page of the work, 1850-1858)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus PRIONOPTERA.

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