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

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Genus:
Poeciloptera Pagenstecker, 1885 . Jahrb. Nass. Ver. Nat. 38 : 35.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Poeciloptera lawinda Pagenstecker, 1885. Jahrb. Nass. Ver. Nat. 38: 35, pl.2, fig.5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Poeciloptera was originally described as a subgenus of Hypopyra Guenée, 1852. A junior homonym of Poeciloptera Loew, 1846, Stettin. ent. Ztg 1846: 95, -Diptera. The objective replacement name is Hexamitoptera Pagenstecher, 1885

See: HEXAMITOPTERA Pagenstecher, 1885.

Poole (1989) included POECILOPTERA Pagenstecher, 1885 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of HEXAMITOPTERA Pagenstecher, 1885.

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Senior name:
Hexamitoptera Pagenstecker, 1885: 180.


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