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

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Lygephila Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 85.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena lusoria Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 506.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Tams , 1939. Entomologist 72: 140.

Type specimens:
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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