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

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Genus:
Pyrgion Druce, 1891 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Heterocera) 1 : 453.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Bleptina menippusalis Walker, sensu Druce, 1891. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Heterocera), 1: 454, pl.37, figs 10, 11. [[a misidentification later described as Scopifera repanda Schaus, 1912, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 9: 208]]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [([a misidentification later described as Scopifera repanda Schaus, 1912, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 9: 208])]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male (of repanda) COSTA RICA: San José and Juan Vinas, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Schaus, 1916, Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 50: 346 cited the type-species of Pyrgion as 'Pyrgion menippusalis of the Biologia, not Walker, Scopifera repanda Schaus, 1912.' This is a case of a misidentified type-species which under the Code, Article 70 (a), should be submitted to the Commission.

Poole (1989) included PYRGION in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

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

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera volume 1

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