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

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Phryganopteryx Saalmüller, 1884 . Lepid. Madagascar (Abt.1) : 155.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Macrobrochis strigilata Saalmüller, 1878. Ber. senckenb. naturf. Ges. 1877-1878: 91.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) MADAGASCAR: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Phryganopteryx Saalmüller 1884 was 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.

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Junior name(s):
Maxia Kirby, 1892: 206.
Phryganoptera ; Rothschild, 1933: 188.

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