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

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Genus:
Sphingomorpha Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 7 : 220.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena chlorea Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 12, pl.104, fig.C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1885. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 157.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included SPHINGOMORPHA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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

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