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

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Genus:
Megacronycta Grote, 1873 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1 : 79.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACRONICTINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena hastulifera Smith, 1797. In: Smith & Abbot, Nat. Hist. lepid. Ins. Georgia 2: 183, pl.92.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes [U.S.A.]: Georgia and Virginia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included ACRONYCTA Treitschke, 1825; APATELE Hübner, 1822; ARCTOMYSCIS Hübner, 1820 (as ARCTOMYCIS Hübner, 1820); CHAMAEPORA Warren, 1909; COMETA Sodoffsky, 1837; CUSPIDIA Chapman, 1890; EULONCHE Grote, 1873; HYBOMA Hübner, 1820; JOCHEAERA Hübner, 1820; LEPITOREUMA Grote, 1873; MASTIPHANES Grote, 1882; MEGACRONYCTA Grote, 1873; MICROCOELIA Guenée, 1852; PHARETRA Hübner, 1820; PHILORGYIA Grote, 1896; PLATAPLECTA Butler, 1878; PSEUDEPUNDA Butler, 1890; SEMAPHORA Guenée, 1841; SEMATOPHORA Agassiz, 1847; SUBACRONICTA Kozhantschikov, 1950; TRIAENA Hübner, 1818; TRICHOLONCHE Grote, 1896; and VIMINIA Chapman, 1890 as junior synonyms of ACRONICTA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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