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

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Genus:
Sciomesa Tams & Bowden, 1953 . Bull. ent. Res. 43 : 648.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Conicofrontia mesoscia Hampson, 1918. Novit. zool. 25: 156.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [SOUTH AFRICA]: Natal, Durban, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included SCIOMESA 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 20 species in the genus SCIOMESA.

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