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

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Genus:
Leuconycta Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : 10 [key].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Microcoelia diphteroides GuenĂ©e, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 5: 34, pl.3, fig.7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1909. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 8: 35.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [U.S.A.]: New York State, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Available, but without included species until Hampson, 1909, ibidem 8: vii, 35.

Leuconycta Hampson, 1908 was treated in the Noctuidae, Acronictinae/ Amphipyrinae in Nye 1975, Generic Names Moths World, 1 : 276. Leuconycta has subsequently been referred to the Tytinae from the Acontiinae within the Noctuidae by Speidel, Fanger & Naumann, 1996, Systematic Entomology 21 (3) : 249.

Poole (1989) included LEUCONYCTA in the subfamily ACONTIINAE.

Poole (1989) included BRYOCODIA Hampson, 1910 as a junior synonym of LEUCONYCTA Hampson, 1908.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus LEUCONYCTA.

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