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

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Pyrois Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 208.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena cinnamomea Goeze, 1781. Ent. Beytr. 3(3): 205.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1908. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7: 26. [(but included by Hübner as `cinnamomea Borkh.', an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Pyrois was treated in the Noctuidae, Acronictinae/Amphipyrinae by Nye, 1975, 1 : 423. It is now placed in the Arctiidae, Syntominae with its junior objective synonym Syntomopus. See SYNTOMOPUS.

Poole (1989) included PYROIS 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 SYNTOMOPUS Hampson, 1908 as a junior synonym of PYROIS Hübner, 1820.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus PYROIS.

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Junior name(s):
Syntomopus Guenée, 1837: 222, 223.

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