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

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Genus:
Euxoa Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 209.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua decora Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 313.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1903. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 153.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository).. (Collection destroyed, Horn & Kahle, 1936, Ent. Beih. Berl.-Dahlem 3: 243)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. decora has been cited by some authors as Euxoa nivens Hübner, [1821] 1816, ibidem: 209, proposed, unnecessari]y, as an objective replacement name for Noctua decova which Hübner considered to be a junior homonym of Phalaena (Noctua) decora Linnaeus, 1764, Mus. Lud. Ulr.: 382, -Lepid., Agaristidae.

Poole (1989) included METAXYJA Hübner, 1821; EXARNIS Hübner, 1821; BROTIS Hübner, 1821; TELMIA Hübner, 1821; MIMETES Hübner, 1821; PLEONECTOPODA Grote, 1873; CARNEADES Grote, 1883; CHORIZAGROTIS Smith, 1890; PARAGROTIS Dyar, 1903; OROSAGROTIS Hampson, 1903; MESOEUXOA Corti, 1932; MENADA Kozhantschikov, 1937; and LONGIVESICA Hardwick, 1970 as junior synonyms of EUXOA Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 311 species in the genus EUXOA.

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Junior name(s):
Mimetes Hübner, 1821: 210.
Mimetis ; Hampson, 1903: 153.


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