Holotype - male BRAZIL: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. Type locality stated doubtfully, but possibly correctly, to be BRAZIL for the species is known to occur there.
Fletcher (1979) stated:-
D. inunculata is a junior subjective synonym of Platypteryx quatuormaculata Verloren, 1837, Cat. syst. Lepid. quae in opere Crameri . . . Latreilleii: 156, which is the objective replacement name for Phalaena maculata Stoll, 1790, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exot.) (Aanhangsel): 56, pl.12, fig.6, a junior homonym of Phalaena maculata Scopoli, 1763, Ent. Carniolica: 224 - Lepid. Geometridae.
Incorrect type-species: Phalaena maculata Stoll, 1790, a name only doubtfully included by Guenée when he proposed Drepanodes; designated by Warren, 1894, Novit. zool. 1: 458. Under Article 67(h) of the Code a doudtfully included species is not eligible for selection as type-species.
In designating D. inunculata Guenée as type-species I have followed a proposal found in Prout's manuscript notes. Prout also regarded Warren's type-species designation as incorrect, and in order to preserve the currently accepted concept of Drepanodes he had intended to designate D. inunculata as type-species.
Parsons et al. (1999) included COMIBAENA Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; DREPANODES Guenée, 1857; HALESA Walker, 1860; and HEMIOPLISIS Herrich-Schäffe, 1855 as junior synonyms of PATALENE Herrich-Schäffer, 1854.
Pitkin (2002) included Hemioplisis Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; Comibaena Herrich-Schäffer, 1855; Drepanodes Guenée, ; Halesa Walker, 1860; Astatomorpha Warren, 1894; and Porona Schaus, 1901 as junior synonyms of Patalene Herrich-Schäffer,  1850-1858.
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