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Moma Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 203.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua aprilina Linnaeus, sensu Hübner, 1803. Samml. eur. Schmett. 6: fig.22. [[a misidentification for Phalaena alpinum Osbeck, 1778, Göthenborg, Samhalle Haudl. (Wet. Afd.) 1: 52, pl. I, fig. 2]]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 7. [(as a junior name of `Noctua orion Esper (aprilina Hübn.)')]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SWEDEN: ? Locality, (? Depository).. (of P. alpium)

Nye (1975) stated:-

The second of the three species, originally included in Moma was cited by Hübner as 'M. aprilina Linn., Syst., Phal. 138, Hübn., Noc. 22.' In Hübner, [1803], Samml. eur. Schmett. 4: figure 22 named aprilina was a misidentification. This mistake, repeated in Verz. bekannter Schmett. : 203, was Corrected by Grote, 1874 (See above). Staudinger & Rebel, 1901, Cat. Lepid palaearct Faunengeb. (1): 130, placed Noctua orion Esper, 1791, and Nocta aprilina Linnaeus Sensu Hübner, [1803], as junior Synonym of Phalaena alpium Osbeck, 1778. I have examined the illustrations published in the original descriptions of these three taxa and agree that they are all conspecific. The true Phalaena aprilina Linnaeus, 1758 is the type-species of Griposia Tams, 1939. This is a case of a misidentified type-species which under the Code, Article 70 (a), should be referred to the Commission.

Poole (1989) included MOMA in the subfamily PANTHEINAE, treated as a family by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen, (1999).

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus MOMA.

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Junior name(s):
Diphtera ; Ochsenheimer, 1816: 63.
Diphthera Hübner, 1806: [1].
Dipthera ; Hübner, 1825: 90.

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