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

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Genus:
Ptochosiphla Meyrick, 1933 . Exotic Microlepid. 4 : 438.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Ptochosiphla oedipus Meyrick, 1933. Exotic Microlepid. 4: 438.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male FIJI: Vunidawa, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) and Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Ptochosiphla was established in the Pyralididae, now Pyralidae; it was transferred to the Noctuidae Hypeninae by Robinson & Shaffer, in Watson, Fletcher & Nye, in Nye, 1980, Generic Names Moths World 2: 166

Poole (1989) included PTOCHOSIPHLA in the subfamily HYPENINAE.

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

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