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Hyblaea Fabricius, 1793 . Entomologia systematica 3(1) : [vi]. [Nomenclaturally available but without included nominal species until Fabricius, 1794, ibidem 3 (2): 127.]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua saga Fabricius, 1787. Mantissa Ins. 2: 137.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1894. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 2: 371. [(as a junior name of puera Cramer, 1777, which Hampson placed as the senior synonym of saga Fabricius)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Nye (1975) stated:-

N. saga is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena pueta Cramer, 1777, Uitlandsche Kapellen 2: 10, pl. 103, figs D, E. At the end of his generic redescription, Moore (1884, Lepid. Ceylon 3: 81) where he usually but not always designated the type-species, on this ocassion cited H. puera but did not state 'Type'; it is therefore not acceptable as a type-species designation.

Hyblaea was formerly the type-species of a subfamily in the Noctuidae; it is currently accepted as the type-genus of a family in the Pyraloidea.

See also: Nabara Walker, 1866.

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Hampson cited as type-species Phalaena puera Cramer, 1777, a nominal species not originally included in Hyblaea. At the same time however, Hampson placed puera as a senior synonym of saga, a nominal species originally included in Hyblaea. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species. Moore, (1884) 1884 7 Lepid. Ceylon 3: 80, 81, at the end of his re description of Hyblaea at the place where he usually, but not aalways, designated the type-species, cited H. puera but did not state 'Type'; it does not, therefore, constitute a valid type-species designation.

See also: Aenigma Strecker, 1876; Nychophila Billberg, 1820.

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Junior name(s):
Aenigma Strecker, 1876: 122.
Nychophila Billberg, 1820: 86.

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