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

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Genus:
Phryganoptera ; Rothschild, 1933 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 11 : 188.

Status:
Incorrect Subsequent Spelling

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

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

An incorrect subsequent spelling of Phryganopteryx Saalmüller, 1884.

Phryganopteryx Saalmüller 1884 and its misspelling * Phryganoptera Rothschild, 1933 were treated in the Arctiidae, Arctiinae by Watson, Fletcher and Nye, 1979 Generic Names Moths World, 2 : 153. Phryganopteryx was referred to the Lithosiinae from Arctiinae within the Arctiidae by Goodger & Watson, 1995, The Afrotropical tiger-moths : an illustrated catalogue with generic diagnoses and species distribution, of the Afrotropical Arctiinae (Lepidoptera : Arctiidae), p. 23. * Phryganoptera is therefore also treated here in the Arctiidae, Lithosiinae.

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Senior name:
Phryganopteryx Saalmüller, 1884: 155.


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