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

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Genus:
Amphipyra Ochsenheimer, 1816 . Schmett. Eur. 4 : 70.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AMPHIPYRINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena tragopoginis Clerck, 1759. Icon. Insect. rariorum 1: pl.[1], fig.5.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2): 71. [(but included by Ochsenheimer as *`tragopogonis', an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (NR, Stockholm)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included SCOTOPHILA Hübner, 1821; PYROPHILA Stephens, 1929; PHILOPYRA Guenée, 1852; and NEOCOMIA Rougemont, 1902 as junior synonyms of AMPHIPYRA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included 35 species in the genus AMPHIPYRA.

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Junior name(s):
Philopyra Guenée, 1837: 222.
Pyrophila Stephens, 1829: 164.
Pyrophilae Ochsenheimer, 1816: 70.
Pyrophyla Hübner, 1806: [1].
Scotophila Hübner, 1821: 209.


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