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

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Genus:
Rhabinopteryx Christoph, 1889 , in Romanoff. Mém. Lépid. 5 : 33.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Ligia turanica Erschoff, 1874. In: Fedchenko, Reise in Turkestan 5(3): 67, pl.4, fig.69.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [U.S.S.R.]: Turkestan town, (ZIRAS, St Petersburg)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Rhabinopteryx was proposed as a new genus and not (as stated by Neave, 1940, Nomencl. Zool. 4: 29) as an objective replacement name for Ligia Duponchel, 1829, - Lepid., Geometridae.

Poole (1989) included RHABINOPTERYX in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus RHABINOPTERYX.

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