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

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Genus:
Moureia Orfila & Rossi, 1956 . Revta Soc. ent. argent. 19 : 29.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACRONICTINAE

Type-species:
Poecilia microglossa Rambur, 1858. Cat. syst. Lép. Andalousie : pl.7, figs 1, 2 & pl.22, figs 1, 2. [(of Meroleuca Hampson, 1908)]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes [SPAIN]: Andalusia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Moureia was proposed as the objective replacement name for Meroleuca Hampson, 1908.

See also: Oedibrya Hampson, 1918.

Moureia Orfila y Rossi, 1956, was designated a junior synonym of Esteparia Fernandez, 1931, by Agenjo-Cecilia, 1984, Eos-Revista Espanola de Entomologia 59 : 8.

Moureia Orfila and Rossi, 1956 was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Victrix Staudinger, 1879 by Varga and Ronkay, 1989, Nota Lepidopterologica1 2 (1) : 69.

Poole (1989) included MEROLEUCA Hampson, 1908; JUGURTHIA Culot, 1912; OEDIBRYA Hampson, 1918; AMELIA Wagner, 1931 (preoccupied); ESTEPARIA Fernandez, 1931; AMELINA Draudt, 1934; and MOUREIA Orfila & Rossi, 1956 as junior synonyms of VICTRIX Staudinger, 1878.

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Junior name(s):
Jugurthia Culot, 1912: 124.
Jugurthia Oberthür, 1909: 813.
Meroleuca Hampson, 1908: xv (key), 687.


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