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

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Genus:
Mesoligia Boursin, 1965 . Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 34 : 185.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Noctua furuncula Schifferm├╝ller, 1775. Ank├╝ndung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 89.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

In proposing Mesoligia Boursin stated 'supprimer le genre Miana Steph., 1829 (type literosa Haw.) qui est un synonyme d'Oligia Hb. et le remplacer par Mesoligia Brsn., 1965, nom. nov., type furuncula Schiff.' This has been cited by Zool. Rec. 1965, 102 (13): 344, as 'Mesoligia n. n. to replace Miana Steph.' Boursin was not proposing a replacement name for Miana Stephens, type-species Phalaena strigilis Linnaeus, but he was proposing a new genus for Miana sensu auctorum, based on Noctua literosa Haworth which is congeneric with Noctua furuncula.

Poole (1989) included MESOLIGIA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus MESOLIGIA.

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