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

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Rictonis Nye, 1975 . Generic Names Moths World 1 : 433.

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Mamestra comma Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 239. [(of Nitocris Guenée, 1868)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1909. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 8: 383.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - female NEW ZEALAND: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Poole (1989) included RICTONIS 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 NITOCRIS Guenée, 1868 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of RICTONIS Nye, 1975.

Poole (1989) included 60 species in the genus RICTONIS.

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Junior name(s):
Nitocris Guenée, 1868: 4.

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