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

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Genus:
Prototrachea Viette, 1965 . Faune Madagascar 20 : 380.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Trachea leucopicta Kenrick, 1917. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 90, pl.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - female MADAGASCAR: Central, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Viette, 1965, Faune Madagascar 20: 382

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

designated (as holotype) by Viette, 1965, ibidem 20: 382.

Poole (1989) included PROTOTRACHEA 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 PROTOTRACHEA.

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