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

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Genus:
Roperua Nye, 1975 . Generic Names Moths World 1 : 434-5.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Caradrina lichenophora Lower, 1902. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 26: 224. [(of Euprora Hampson, 1826)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female AUSTRALIA: Victoria, Melbourne, (SAM, Adelaide)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ROPERUA 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 EUPRORA Hampson, 1926 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of ROPERUA Nye, 1975.

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

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Junior name(s):
Euprora Hampson, 1926: 88.


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