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

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Genus:
Pseudosphetta Hampson, 1926 . Descr. new Genera Species Lepid. Phalaenae : 22.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Sphetta moorei Cotes & Swinhoe, 1887. Cat. Moths India : 172.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: [W. Bengal], Darjiling, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

S. moorei was proposed as the objective replacement name for Sphetta apicalis Moore, 1879, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1879: 405, a junior primary homonym of Sphetta apicalis Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 32: 457, -Noctuidae, Acronictinae.

Poole (1989) included PSEUDOSPHETTA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus PSEUDOSPHET

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