Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Lygephila Billberg, 1820
Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE
by subsequent designation by
Type(s) GERMANY: ? Locality, (LS, London)..
Poole (1989) included LYGEPHILA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).
Poole (1989) included ASTICTA Hübner, 1823; TOXOCAMPA Guenée, 1841; and ECCRITA Lederer, 1857 as junior synonyms of LYGEPHILA Billberg, 1820.
Poole (1989) included 35 species in the genus LYGEPHILA.
ECCRITA Lederer, 1857 was treated as a valid genus, revalidated by Beck, 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 30.
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