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

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

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

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)..

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.

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