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

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Genus:
Checupa Moore, 1867 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1867 : 60.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Checupa fortissima Moore, 1867. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 60, pl.6. fig.5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female INDIA: [W.] Bengal, Darjeeling, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included CHECUPA 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 (1999).

Poole (1989) included 9 species in the genus CHECUPA.

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