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

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Genus:
Lycophorus Staudinger, 1901 . Cat. Lepid. palaearct. Faunengeb. 1 : 154.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Comophorus villosus Alphéraky, 1887. Stett. ent. Ztg 48: 169. [(of Comphorus Alphéraky, 1887)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [U.S.S.R.]: Turkestan, (ZIRAS, St Petersburg)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Lycophorus was proposed as the objective replacement name for Comophorus Alphéraky, 1887.

Poole (1989) included AGRONOMA Hübner, 1821; GEORYX Hübner, 1821; SCOTIA Hübner, 1821; NOCTUA Boisduval, 1829; PSAMMOPHILA Stephens, 1850; ELEGARDA Walker, 1865; TETRAPYRGIA Wlaker, 1865; COMOPHORUS Alphéraky 1887; POROSAGROTIS Smith, 1890; LYCOPHORUS Staudinger, 1901; MESEMBREUXOA Hampson, 1903; NEOSEMA Rebel, 1907; POWELLINIA Oberthür, 1912; PSAMMOPHILA Stephens, 1850; and HERMONASSOIDES Strand, 1915 as junior synonyms of AGROTIS Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Junior name(s):
Comophorus Alphéraky, 1887: 168.


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