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

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Genus:
Plathypena Grote, 1873 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1 : 38.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym & Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Hyblaea scabra Fabricius, 1798. Suppl. Ent. syst. : 448.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) AMERICA: Northern, (? Depository).. (Type(s) not found by Zimsen, 1964, Type Material of I. C. Fabricius: 583)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Plathypena was again proposed by Grote, 1873 May, Bull. Buffalo Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 38.

Poole (1989) included ERICHILA Billberg, 1820 (as ERCHILA Billberg, 1820); HERPYZON Hübner, 1825; BOMOLOCHA Hübner, 1825; OPHIUCHE Hübner, 1825; DICHROMIA Guenée, 1852; BADAUSA Walker, 1964; PELIALA Walker, 1865; PHANASPA Walker, 1866; PLATHYPENA Grote, 1873; EUHYPENA Grote, 1873; MEGHYPENA Grote, 1873; MACRHYPENA Grote, 1873; MATHURA Moore, 1882; APANDA Moore, 1882; HYPOEPA Moore, 1889; NESAMIPTIS Meyrick, 1899; ANEPISCHETOS Smith, 1900; and PLACEROBELA Turner, 1903 as junior synonyms of HYPENA Schrank, 1802.

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Senior name:
Plathypena Grote, 1873: 310.


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