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

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Genus:
Argyrophora Guenée, 1857 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 10 : 230.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : ENNOMINAE

Type-species:
Argyrophora monetata Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins. 10: 231.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Prout , 1912. Genera Insect. 129: 198. [(as moderata Walk. an incorrect subseqeunt spelling, and incorrect author)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype [SOUTH AFRICA]: Cap de Bonne-Espérance [Cape of Good Hope], (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A. monetata is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena trofonia Cramer, 1779, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) 3: 92, pl.247, fig.F.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus ARGYROPHORA.

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