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

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Genus:
Amathes Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 222.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua baja Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 77.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1895. Abh. naturw. Ver. Bremen. 14: 62.

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Confusion has arisen as this generic name has been used by authors, based on the incorrect type-species, Phalaena (Noctua) litura Linnaeus, 1761, - Cuculliinae.

Agrotiphila Grote, 1875 was established to denote a subgenus of Amathes Hübner, [1821] 1816 and was raised to generic level by Kononenko, 1981, Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta Akademii Nauk SSSR 103 : 104.

Poole (1989) included AMATHES Hübner, 1821; MEGASEMA Hübner, 1821; LYTAEA Stephens, 1829; SEGETIA Stephens, 1829; HIPTELIA Guenée, 1852; PACHNOBIA Guenée, 1852; ANOMOGYNA Staudinger, 1871; PTEROSCIA Morrison, 1875; AGROTIPHILA Grote, 1876; SCHOYENIA Aurivillius, 1883; PLATAGROTIS Smith, 1890; LENA Herz, 1903; HYPOXESTIA Hampson, 1904; BARROVIA Barnes & McDunnough, 1916; AGROTIMORPHA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; ARCHANARTA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; EPIPSILIAMORPHA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; and KNAPPIA Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of XESTIA Hübner, 1818.

AMATHES Hübner, 1821; MEGASEMA Hübner 1821; LYTAEA Stephens, 1829; SEGETIA Stephens, 1829; and ARCHANARTA Barnes & Benjamin, 1929 were treated as a valid genera by Beck, 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 9.

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