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

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Genus:
Corythurus Hampson, 1893 . Illust. typical spec. lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 9 : 27 [list] 112.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Corythurus nocturnus Hampson, 1893. Illust. typical spec. lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 9: 27 (list), 113, pl.65, figs 4, 10.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female CEYLON: Colombo; Udagama, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Corythurus Hampson, 1893 was treated in the Noctuidae, Acronictinae/Amphipyrinae in Nye 1975, 1 : 137.

Corythurus was referred from the Amphipyrinae to the Eustrotiinae within the Noctuidae by Speidel, Fanger & Naumann, 1996, Systematic Entomology 21 (3) : 24

Poole (1989) included CORYTHURUS 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 (1999).

Poole (1989) included 2 species in the genus CORYTHURUS.

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