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

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Genus:
Meroleuca Hampson, 1908 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7 : xv [key], 687.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACRONICTINAE

Type-species:
Poecilia microglossa Rambur, 1858. Cat. syst. Lép. Andalousie : pl.7, figs 1, 2 & pl.22, figs 1, 2.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type SPAIN: Andalusia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Meroleuca Packard, 1904, Jl N. Y. ent. Soc. 12: 250, -Lepid., Saturniidae. The objective replacement name is Moureia Orfila & Rossi, 1956.

See: MOUREIA Orfila & Rossi, 1956.

Poole (1989) included MEROLEUCA Hampson, 1908; JUGURTHIA Culot, 1912; OEDIBRYA Hampson, 1918; AMELIA Wagner, 1931 (preoccupied); ESTEPARIA Fernandez, 1931; AMELINA Draudt, 1934; and MOUREIA Orfila & Rossi, 1956 as junior synonyms of VICTRIX Staudinger, 1878

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Senior name:
Moureia Orfila & Rossi, 1956: 29.


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