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

Genus details

Search again

Genus:
Litognatha Grote, 1873 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1 : 85.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Litognatha nubilifascia Grote, 1873. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 85, pl.2, figs 2, 3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntype (1 male, no label data) [U.S.A.]: Philadelphia; New York State, Buffalo & Olean & Albany, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

L. nubilifascia is a junior subjective synonym of Hormisa absorptalis Walker, [1859]. Litognatha was first used by Grote, 1873 January, Trans. Am. ent. Soc. 4:309 as a nomen nudum, and contained two species both nomina nuda.

See also: Hormisa Walker, [1859].

Poole (1989) included HORMISA Walker, 1859; LITOGNATHA Grote, 1873; SISYRHYPENA Grote, 1873; PALLACHIRA Grote, 1877; and XYLORMISA Forbes, 1922 as junior synonyms of MACROCHILO Hübner, 1825.

Learn more about Noctuidae in Wikipedia

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to LITOGNATHA and included species.


Submit correction/addition