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

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Genus:
Achatodes Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 5 : 132.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Achatodes sandix Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. (Lépid.), 5: 132, pl.6, fig.4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 1 male & 1 female [U.S.A.]: New York State, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A. sandix is a junior subjective synonym of Gortyna zeae Harris, 1841, Rep. Insects Mass. injurious Vegn: 319.

Poole (1989) included ACHATODES in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPIPYRA 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 2 species in the genus.

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