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

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Genus:
Lithophane Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 242.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Noctua petrificata Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 75.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 6: 31.

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository).. (Collection destroyed, Horn & Kahle, 1936, Ent. Beih. Berl.-Dahlem 3: 243)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. petrificata is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena socia Hufnagel, 1766, Berlin. Mag. 3 (4):418.

Poole (1989) included GRAPTOLITHA Hübner, 1821; RHIZOLITHA Curtis, 1830; and PROLITHA Berio, 1980 as junior synonyms of LITHOPHANE Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 65 species in the genus LITHOPHANE.

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