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

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Genus:
Amphipoea Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 87.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACRONICTINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena nictitans Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), 1: 847.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Franclemont , 1950. Bull. Brooklyn ent. Soc. 45: 148.

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. nictitans is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena oculea Linnaeus, 1761, Fauna Suecica (Edn. 2): 321. Incorrect type-species designation: Phalaena secalis Linnaeus, 1758, a name not, originally included in Smphiposa, and not linked with one of the, originally included names when cited by Tams, 1939, Entomologist 72: 136. Berio, 1966, Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Giacomo Doria 76: 48, considered that Franclemont's designation was incorrect as there was no mention of the combination Amphipoea nictitans. I cannot agree that this invalidated the designation.

Poole (1989) included 20 species in the genus AMPHIPOEA.

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