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

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Genus:
Gynaephila Staudinger, 1892 , in Romanoff. Mém. Lépid. 6 : 629.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Gynaephila maculifera Staudinger, 1892. In: Romanoff, Mém. Lépid. 6: 629, pl.14, fig.13.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) - female(s) CHINA & U.S.S.R: Sutschan & N. of Peking & Amur district, Vladivostock; Askold, (MNHU, Berlin, Germany).. There are a total of 8 female syntypes from China & U.S.S.R. in the MNHU, Berlin..

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

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

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