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

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Genus:
Protomeceras Rebel, 1901 . Cat. Lepid. palaearct. Faunengeb. 1 : 240.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Cimelia mimicaria Oberthür, 1887. Bull. Soc. ent. Fr. (6), 7: lviii.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male ALGERIA: Sebdou, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

C. mimicaria has been placed in the Geometridae and in the Thyatiridae.

Poole (1989) included PROTOMECERAS 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 only 1 species in the genus PROTOMECERAS.

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