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

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Genus:
Grotella Harvey, 1875 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2 : 278.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : STIRIINAE

Type-species:
Grotella septempunctata Harvey, 1875. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 278, pl.3, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [U.S.A.]: Texas, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included GROTELLA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins(1999) in Kristensen. Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (1999). However the later included GROTELLA in the subfamily STIRIINAE.

Poole (1989) included 19 species in the genus GROTELLA.

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