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

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Genus:
Acrapex Hampson, 1894 . Fauna Br. India (Moths) 2 : xiii, 286.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Leucania prisca Walker, 1806. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1953.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female CEYLON: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ACRAPEX 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 (1999).

Poole (1989) included ACUTIPENNA Hampson, 1894 as a junior synonym of ACRAPEX Hampson, 1894.

Poole (1989) included 83 species in the genus ACRAPEX.

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