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

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Genus:
Selenistis Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : 8 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Tarache annulella Hampson, 1902. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 383.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [RHODESIA]: Mashonaland, Salisbury, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Hampson, 1910, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 9: 393 (as type)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Available, but without included species until Hampson, 1910, ibidem 9: xiii, 392.

Poole (1989) included SELENISTIS 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 3 species in the genus SELENISTIS.

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