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

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Genus:
Metoponia Duponchel, 1845 . Cat. méth. Lépid. Eur. : 187.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Anthophila flavida Ochsenheimer, 1816. Schmett. Eur. 4: 93.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) (of N. flava Hübner) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A. flavida was proposed by Ochsenheimer as the objective replacement name for Noctua flava Hübner, [1809], 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, [1799], 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, [1823].

Poole (1989) included METOPONIA Duponchel, 1845 as a junior synonym of AEGLE Hübner, 1823.

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