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

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Mocis Hübner, 1823 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 267.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena virbia Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 146, pl.273, fig.H.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1913. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 13: 76. [(as a junior name of `undata Fabr.', which Hampson placed, on page 91, as the senior synonym of virbia Cramer)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Coromandel Coast, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. virbia is a junior subjective synonym of Noctua undata Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent. :600. Incorrect type-species designation: Mocis aurinia Geyer, 1832, a name not originally included in Mocis and not linked with one of the originally included nameswhen cited by Desmarest, 1857, in Chenu, Encycl. Hist. nat. Papillons nocturnes :133.

See also: Cauninda Moore, [1885].

Poole (1989) included REMIGIA Guenée, 1852; PELAMIA Guenée, 1852; BARATHA Walker, 1865; and CAUNINDA Moore, 1885 as junior synonyms of MOCIS Hübner, 1823.

Poole (1989) included 39 species in the genus MOCIS.

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