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

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Genus:
Rhypopteryx Aurivillius, 1879 . Öfvers. K. VetenskAkad. Förh. Stockh. 36(7) : 57.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : LYMANTRIIDAE

Type-species:
Rhypopteryx sordida Aurivillius, 1879. Öfvers. K. VetenskAkad. Förh. Stockh. 36(7): 58.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [NAMIBIA]: Damara[land], (? Depository)..

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

Rhypopteryx was established in the Arctiidae; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 491.

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Junior name(s):
Rhypopterix ; Hering, 1927: 198.


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