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

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Genus:
Araeopteron Hampson, 1893 . Illust. typical spec. lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 9 : 33 [list], 136.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Araeopteron pictale Hampson, 1893. Illust. typical spec. lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 9: 33 (list), 137, pl.168, fig.19.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male CEYLON: Pundaloya, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ARAEOPTERUM Hampson, 1895; THELXINOA Turner, 1902; ESSONISTIS Meyrick, 1902; and ARAEOPTERA Hampson, 1910 as jnuior synonyms of ARAEOPTERON Hampson, 1893.

Poole (1989) included 29 species in the genus ARAEOPTERON

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Junior name(s):
Araeoptera ; Hampson, 1910: 22.
Araeopterum ; Hampson, 1895: 64.
Essonostis Meyrick, 1902: 36.


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