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

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Genus:
Rhosus Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 359.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AGARISTINAE

Type-species:
Rhosus posticus Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 360.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male & 1 female VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included MYSTROCEPHALA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; and PYCNODONTIS Felder, 1874 junior synonyms of RHOSUS Walker, 1854.

Poole (1989) included 13 species in the genus RHOSUS.

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