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

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Genus:
Hydraecia Guenée, 1841 . Annls Soc. ent. Fr. 10 : 237.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena micacea Esper, 1789. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen 4(2): pl.145, fig.6. [; [1798-1804], ibidem: 466]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Guenée , 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. (Spec. gén. Lépid.), 5: 128. [(but cited for Hydroecia, an unjustified emendation)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [AUSTRIA]: Tyrol, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included HYDRAECIA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included 22 species in the genus HYDRAECIA.

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Junior name(s):
Hadroecia ; Schaus, 1894: 231.
Hydroecia ; Agassiz, 1847: 187, 188.


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