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

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Genus:
Metaxanthia Hampson, 1901 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3 : xi [index], 5 [key], 172.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Metaxanthia vespiformis Druce, 1899. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3: 465.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

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

A junior homonym of Metaxanthia Druce, 1899. The objective replacement name is Metaxanthia Druce, 1899.

Poole (1989) included METAXANTHIA Hampson, 1908; and METAXANTHIELLA Collins, 1962 as junior synonyms of LEUCOGONIA Hamspon, 1908.

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Senior name:
Metaxanthia Druce, 1899: 465.


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