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

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Genus:
Scopifera Herrich-Schäffer, 1870 , in Cramer. Corresp.-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 24 : 103, 108.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Scopifera longipalpis Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874. Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(Abt.2): pl.120, fig.35.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female VENEZUELA & BRAZIL: Nov Friburg & Marabitanas, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Available, but without included species until Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874. S. longipalpis is a junior subjective synonym of Bleptina menippusalis Walker, [1859] 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 16: 126.

Poole (1989) included SCOPIFERA in the subfamily HERMINIINAE.

Poole (1989) included 11 species in the genus SCOPIFERA.

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