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

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Genus:
Lycophotia Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 215.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua porphyrea Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 82.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1903. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 514. [(as *porphyria, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Poole (1989) included SCOTOPHILA Stephens, 1829 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of LYCOPHOTIA Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 7 species in the genus LYCOPHOTIA.

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Junior name(s):
Licophotia ; Kozhanchikov, 1937: ix, 227.
Scotophila Stephens, 1829: 41.


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