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

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Genus:
Selicanis Smith, 1900 . Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 22 : 481.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Selicanis cinereola Smith, 1900. Proc. U.S. natn. Mus. 22: 481.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 3 males & 3 females [U.S.A.]: Colorado, Denver and Glenwood Springs, (USNM, Washington D.C.)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included SELICANIS 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 only 1 species in the genus SELICANIS.

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