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

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Phyprosopus Grote, 1872 . Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4 : 90.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phyprosopus callitrichoides Grote, 1872. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4: 90.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male [U.S.A.]: New York; Texas, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. callitrichoides was described as a new species by Grote for the misidentification Doryodes acutalis Walker, [1859] 1858, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 16: 73. Walker proposed acutalis as an emendation of Ligia acutaria Herrich-Schäffer [1852], but because of the misidentification acutalis Walker has at times been incorrectly used for callitrichoides Grote.

See also: Sudariophora Zeller, 1872 [December].

Poole (1989) included PHYPROSOPUS in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). However, Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999) included PHYPROSOPUS in the subfamily CATOCALINAE.

Poole (1989) included SUDARIOPHORA Zeller, 1872; and PHIPROSOPUS Dyar, 1893 as junior synonyms of PHYPROSOPUS Grote, 1872.

Poole (1989) included 9 species in the genus PHYPROSOPUS.

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Junior name(s):
Phiprosopus ; Dyar, 1893: 192.

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