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

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Genus:
Mormo Ochsenheimer, 1816 . Schmett. Eur. 4 : 70.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena maura Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 512.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Samouelle , 1819. Entomologists useful Compendium : 251.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) MAURITANIA: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

but cited as 'N. maura Fabr.', an incorrect authorship.

Poole (1989) included MORMO in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included LEMUR Hübner, 1822; MANIA Treitschke, 1825; and ACYRA Gistl, 1848 as junior synonyms of MORMO Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included 7 species in the genus MORMO.

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Junior name(s):
Acyra Gistel, 1848: x.
Arcyra ; Neave, 1939: 286.
Lemur Hübner, 1806: [2].
Lemur Hübner, 1822: 23, 30.
Lemures Ochsenheimer, 1816: 70.
Lemuris ; Curtis, 1831: 181.
Mania Treitschke, 1825: 294.


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