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

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Genus:
Mamestra Ochsenheimer, 1816 . Schmett. Eur. 4 : 76.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena brassicae Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 516.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2): 71.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included BARATHRA Hübner, 1821; MAMISTRA Sodoffsky, 1837; and COPIMAMESTRA Grote, 1883 as junior synonyms of MAMESTRA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus MAMESTRA.

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Junior name(s):
Aethria Hübner, 1821: 218.
Barathra Hübner, 1821: 218.
Copimamestra Grote, 1883: 54.
Mamistra ; Sodoffsky, 1837: 87.


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