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

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Genus:
Scoliopteryx Germar, 1810 . Diss. sistens Bombycum Species (1) : 14.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena libatrix Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 507.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included SCOLIOPTERYX in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included PTERODONTA R.L., 1817; EPHEMIAS Hübner, 1821; EUPHAIS Hübner, 1822; and GONOPTERA Berthold, 1827 as junior synonyms of SCOLIOPTERYX Germar, 1810.

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

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Junior name(s):
Calyptra Latreille, 1818: 27.
Ephemias Hübner, 1821: 248.
Euphais Hübner, 1822: 21, 29.
Gonoptera Berthold, 1827: 483.
Libatrix Berthold, 1827: 3547.
Pterodonta R.L. [Reichenbach], 1817: 286.


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