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

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Genus:
Scopelopus Stephens, 1829 . Syst. Cat. Br. Insects (Insecta Haustellata) : 110.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Phytometra scopulepes Haworth, 1809. Lepid. Br. : 260.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included as *P. scopulaepes, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: ? Locality, (? Depository).. "England" [In error for southeastern United States]

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

TYPE-LOCALITY stated to be Great Britain: England, but this was probably an error as this species is not known to occur in the Old World, but does occur in southern U.S.A. and Mexlco. Stephens when he proposed Scopelopus, also proposed Scopelopus inops as an unnecessary objective replacement name for * P. scopulaepes.

See also Hemeroplanis Hübner, 1818; and Coptocnemia Zeller, 1872.

Poole (1989) included SCOPELOPUS Stephens, 1829; and SANACEA Walker, 1866 as junior synonyms of HEMEROPLANIS Hübner, 1818.

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Junior name(s):
Scopelopus Stephens, 1829: 43.


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