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

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Genus:
Metaxyja Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 223.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena vitta Esper, 1789. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen 4(2): pl.143, fig.6. [; [1798-1804], ibidem: 457]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1903. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 153. [(but cited for *Metaxyia, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female GERMANY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included METAXYJA Hübner, 1821; EXARNIS Hübner, 1821; BROTIS Hübner, 1821; TELMIA Hübner, 1821; MIMETES Hübner, 1821; PLEONECTOPODA Grote, 1873; CARNEADES Grote, 1883; CHORIZAGROTIS Smith, 1890; PARAGROTIS Dyar, 1903; OROSAGROTIS Hampson, 1903; MESOEUXOA Corti, 1932; MENADA Kozhantschikov, 1937; and LONGIVESICA Hardwick, 1970 as junior synonyms of EUXOA Hübner, 1821.

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Junior name(s):
Metaxya ; Walker, 1857: 373, 377.
Metaxyia ; Hampson, 1903: 153.


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