Nye (1975) stated:-
A. flavida was proposed by Ochsenheimer as the objective replacement name for Noctua flava Hübner, , Samml. eur. Schmett. 4: pl. 96, fig. 453, a junior primary homonym of Noctua flava Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent. : 601, -Noctuidae, Ophiderinae. A. flavida is a junior subjective synonym of Tortrix kaekeritziana Hübner, , Samml. eur. Schmett. 7: pl. 26, fig. 163.
Druce, 1889, Biologia cent.-am. (Zool.) Lepid., Heterocera 1: 303, stated 'This generic name, as noted by Walker, is preoccupied in Diptera [by Metoponia], Macquart, 1847'. This error was due to the citation of the reference as 'Metoponia (Duponchel), Guenée, Sp. gén. des Lép. vi. p. 206 (1852)'; this was not the original reference and Metoponia Duponchel is not preoccupied.
See also: Aegle Hübner, .
Poole (1989) included METOPONIA Duponchel, 1845 as a junior synonym of AEGLE Hübner, 1823.
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