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

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Genus:
Thioptera Franclemont, 1950 . Proc. ent. Soc. Wash. 52 : 271.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Xanthoptera nigrofimbria Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 241, pl.10, fig.12. [(of Xanthoptera Guenée, 1852)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 36. [(of Xanthoptera)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - female AMERICA: Northern, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Thioptera was proposed as the objective replacement name for Xanthoptera Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included XANTHOPTERA Guenée, 1852 (preoccupied); and FLAVALA Berio, 1966 as junior synonyms of THIOPTERA Franclemont, 1950.

Poole (1989) included 8 species in the genus THIOPTERA.

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Junior name(s):
Flavala Berio, 1966: 66.
Xanthoptera Guenée, 1852: 240.


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