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

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Genus:
Prometopus Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 5 : 38.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Prometopus inassueta Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. (Lépid.), 5: 38, pl.3, fig.9.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [AUSTRALIA]: Nouvelle-Hollande, (MNHN, Paris)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Viette, 1951, Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 20: 159

Notes:
Poole (1989) included PROMETOPUS 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 8 species in the genus PROMETOPUS.

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