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

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Paraegle Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : 4 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Metoponia ochracea Erschoff, 1874. In: Fedchenko, Reise in Turkestan 2(5) 3): 53, pl.3, fig.52.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [U.S.S.R]: Turkestan, Kisil-kum desert, (ZIRAS, St Petersburg)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Available, but without included species until Hampson, 1910, ibidem 9: xiii, 379.

Poole (1989) included PARAEGLE in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus PARAEGLE.

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