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

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Genus:
Prolymnia Hampson, 1911 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 8 : 440.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Prolymnia viola Hampson, 1911. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8), 8: 441.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [GHANA] GOLD COAST: Kumasi, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PROLYMNIA 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 3 species in the genus PROLYMNIA.

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