Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Polyphaenis Boisduval, 1840
Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid.
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE
Die Schmett. in Abbildungen
4(1): pl.108, fig.4.
[; 1790, ibidem: 183 (as sericina an unjustified emendation)]
by subsequent designation by
Hist. nat. Ins.
(Spec. gén. Lépid.),
[(as sericina Esper.)]
Syntypes - male ITALY: Florence, (SM, Wiesbaden)..
Poole (1989) included POLYPHAENIS 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.).
Poole (1989) included 7 species in the genus POLYPHAENIS.
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Polyphlaenis ; Walker, 1857: 547.
Polyphlenis ; Walker, 1857: 547.