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

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Genus:
Mesembreuxoa Hampson, 1903 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4 : 8 [key], 137.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Mesembreuxoa chilensis Hampson, 1903. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 137, fig.49.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 4 males & 2 females CHILE: Coquimbo, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included AGRONOMA Hübner, 1821; GEORYX Hübner, 1821; SCOTIA Hübner, 1821; NOCTUA Boisduval, 1829; PSAMMOPHILA Stephens, 1850; ELEGARDA Walker, 1865; TETRAPYRGIA Wlaker, 1865; COMOPHORUS Alphéraky 1887; POROSAGROTIS Smith, 1890; LYCOPHORUS Staudinger, 1901; MESEMBREUXOA Hampson, 1903; NEOSEMA Rebel, 1907; POWELLINIA Oberthür, 1912; PSAMMOPHILA Stephens, 1850; and HERMONASSOIDES Strand, 1915 as junior synonyms of AGROTIS Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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