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

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Rhanidophora Wallengren, 1858 . Öfvers. K. VetenskAkad. Förh. Stockh. 15 : 213.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena phedonia Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 110, pl.347, fig.C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: [Cape of Good Hope] Kaap de Goede Hoop, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Rhanidophora was established in the `Chelonides', now Arctiidae; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 462; and was transferred to the Noctuidae by Swinhoe, 1903, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1903: 498.

Poole (1989) included RHANIDOPHORA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included ENYDRA Walker,1862 as a junior synonym of RHANIDOPHORA Wallengren, 1858.

Poole (1989) included 13 species in the genus RHANIDOPHORA.

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