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

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Genus:
Thalpophila Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 208.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena texta Esper, 1787. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen 4(1): pl.108, figs 5, 6. [; 1790, ibidem: 185]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1884. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 24.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female ITALY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. texta is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena matura Hufnagel, 1766, Berlin. Mag. 3 (4): 414.

Poole (1989) included THALPOPHILA 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 CERIGO Stephens, 1829 as a junior synonym of THALPOPHILA Hübner, 1820.

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus THALPOPHILA.

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Junior name(s):
Cerigo Stephens, 1829: 106.
Talpophila ; Warren, 1911: 199.


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