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

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Genus:
Racoptera Scott, 1858 . Zoologist 16 : 5962.

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena meticulosa Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 513.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type EUROPE: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Racoptera is a junior objective synonym of Phlogophora Treitschke, 1825.

See: PHLOGOPHORA Treitschke, 1825.

Poole (1989) included SOLENOPTERA Duponchel, 1845; BROTOLOMIA Lederer, 1857; HABRYNTIS Lederer, 1857; RACOPTERA Scott, 1858; CHUTAPHA Moore, 1882; and MESOLOMIA Smith, 1893 as junior synonyms of PHLOGOPHORA Treitschke, 1825.

HABRYNTIS Lederer 1857 was treated as a valid genus being revalidated by Beck 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 62.

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Senior name:
Phlogophora Treitschke, 1825: 369.


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