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

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Genus:
Heraclia Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 180.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AGARISTINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena euphemia Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 105, pl.345, fig.A.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1920. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. : 549. [(as a junior name of geryon Fabricius, 1781, and referred back to Hampson, 1901, ibidem 3: 565, where geryon was placed as the senior synonym of euphemia Stoll)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) MOLUCCAS: Amboina I., (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. euphemia is a junior subjective synonym of Noctua geryon Fabricius, 1781, Species Insect 2: 216.

See also: Xanthospilopteryx Wallengren, 1858.

Poole (1989) included XANTHOSPILOPTERYX Wallengren, 1858 as a junior synonym of HERACLIA Hübner, 1820.

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Junior name(s):
Heraclea ; Butler, 1877: 54.


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