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

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Genus:
Simaethistis Hampson, 1896 . Fauna Br. India (Moths) 4 : 249 [key], 446.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
SIMAETHISTOIDEA : SIMAETHISTIDAE

Type-species:
Cindaphia tricolor Butler, 1889. Illust. typical spec. lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 7: 95, pl.134, fig.18.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Simaethistis Hampson, 1896 was treated in the Pyralidae, Pyraustinae in Fletcher and Nye 1984, 5 : 141.

Simaethistis was designated as the type-genus for the new family Simaethistidae by Minet, 1991, Entomologica Scandinavica 22 (1) : 88.

Dugdale et al., in Kristensen (1999) included SIMAETHISTIS in the family SIMAETHISTIDAE, following Minet (1991), i a new superfamily SIMAETHISTOIDEA.

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