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

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Genus:
Acopa Harvey, 1875 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2 : 279.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Acopa carina Harvey, 1875. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 279, pl.3, fig.7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [U.S.A.]: Texas, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ACOPA 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 (1999).

Poole (1989) included GRYPOTES Dyar, 1917; and ZATILPA Dyar, 1920 as junior synonyms of ACOPA Harvey, 1875.

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus.

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