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

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Genus:
Monotropia Kirby, 1892 . Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1 : 307.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

Type-species:
Licnoptera crocodora Meyrick, 1889. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 461. [(of LICNOPTERA Meyrick, 1889)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) NEW GUINEA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

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

An unnecessary replacement name for Licnoptera Meyrick, 1889, which Kirby probably considered to be a junior homonym of Lichnoptera Herrich-Schäffer, 1855, Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 94, 96, - Lepid., Noctuidae.

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Senior name:
Licnoptera Meyrick, 1889: 460.


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