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

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Genus:
Poliothripa Hampson, 1912 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 11 : xii [index], 333.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Polia ameria Druce, 1890. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 515.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype GUATEMALA: Solola, Volcan de Atitlan, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Poliothripa Hampson, 1902, Lepid., Nolidae. The objective replacement name is Megastopolia Hampson, 1918.

See: MEGASTOPOLIA Hampson, 1918.

Poole (1989) included POLIOTHRIPA Hampson, 1912 (preoccupied); LOIS Dyar, 1924; BORYZOLA Dyar, 1924; and MEGASTOPOLIA Hampson, 1918 as junior synonyms of ORODESMA Herrich-Schäffer, 1868.

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Senior name:
Megastopolia Hampson, 1918: 196.


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