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