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

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Polyphaenis Boisduval, 1840 . Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 128.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua sericata Esper, 1787. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen 4(1): pl.108, fig.4. [; 1790, ibidem: 183 (as sericina an unjustified emendation)]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Guenée , 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. (Spec. gén. Lépid.), 6: 71. [(as sericina Esper.)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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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Junior name(s):
Polyphlaenis ; Walker, 1857: 547.
Polyphlenis ; Walker, 1857: 547.

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