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

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Genus:
Meristis Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 239.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Noctua trilinea Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 84.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1902. Allg. Z. Ent. 7: 398. [(but cited as Phalaena trigrammica Hufnagel, 1766, which Grote placed as the senior synonym of N. trilinea)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. trilinea is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena trigrammica Hufnagel, 1766, Berlin. Mag. 3 (4):408.

See also: Charanyca Billberg, 1820.

Poole (1989) included MERISTIS Hübner, 1821; and GRAMMESIA Stephens, 1829 as junior synonyms of CHARANYCA Billberg, 1820.

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