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

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Plagiomimicus Grote, 1873 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1 : 182.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Plagiomimicus pityochromus Grote, 1873. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 182.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [U.S.A.]: Alabama, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Hampson, 1910, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 9: 251 (as type)

Poole (1989) included PLAGIOMIMICUS 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.). However, Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999) included PLAGIOMIMICUS in the subfamily STIRIINAE.

Poole (1989) included ANTAPLAGA Grote, 1877; POLENTA Morrison, 1880; STIBADIUM Grote, 1882; and NEOPHAEUS Dyar, 1918 as junior synonyms of PLAGIOMIMICUS Grote, 1873.

Poole (1989) included 37 species in the genus PLAGIOMIMICUS.

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