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

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Genus:
Metaxanthia Druce, 1899 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 3 : 465.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Metaxanthia vespiformis Druce, 1899. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 3: 465.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: [Amazonas], Villa Nova, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Metaxanthia probably originated from Hampson but was used and made nomenclaturally available by Druce prior to its proposal by Hampson, 1901, as a name for a new genus.

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Junior name(s):
Metaxanthia Hampson, 1901: xi (index), 5 (key), 172.
Metoxanthia ; Druce, 1905: 467.


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