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

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Genus:
Pterospoda Dyar, 1903 . Bull. U.S. natn. Mus. 52 : 322.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Aspilates opuscularia Hulst, 1877. Ent. amer. 2: 210.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [U.S.A.]: Cal[ifornia], (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Pterospoda was proposed as the objective replacement name for Spodoptera Hulst, 1896.

Parsons et al. (1999) included SPODOPTERA Hulst, 1896 as a jnuor synonym of PTEROSPODA Dyar, 1903.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 4 species in the genus PTEROSPODA.

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Junior name(s):
Spodoptera Hulst, 1896: 321 (key), 350.


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