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

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Genus:
Heliophobus Boisduval, 1828 . Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 69.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena saponariae Borkhausen, 1792. Naturg. eur. Schmett. 4: 370.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2): 71.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. saponariae is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena reticulata Goeze, 1781, Ent. Beyträge 3(3): 254.

Heliophobus Boisduval, 1828, was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Sideridis Hübner, [1821] 1816 by Varga and Ronkay, 1991, Zoologica Hungarica 37 (1-2) : 150.

Poole (1989) included NEURIA Guenée, 1841; and NEVRIA Agassiz, 1847 as junior synonyms of HELIOPHOBUS Boisduval, 1828.

Poole (1989) included 8 species in the genus HELIOPHOB

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Junior name(s):
Dahnea ; Stephens, 1829: 82.
Neuria Guenée, 1841: 241.
Nevria ; Agassiz, 1847: 249.


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