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

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Genus:
Nanthilda Blanchard, 1840 , in Castelnau. Hist. nat. Ins. 3 : 549.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Nanthilda ernestinana Blanchard, 1840. Hist. nat. Ins. 3: 549.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [U.S.A.]: Georgia, Savannah, (MNHN, Paris)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Viette, 1953, Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Paris (2) 24: 556 (as holotype)

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Nanthilda was included doudtfully in the Tortricidae by Razowski, 1977, Acta zool. cracov. 22: 260, but the genus belongs to the Noctuidae where it was placed by Viette, 1953, Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Paris (2) 24: 556.

See also: * Nanthidia Razowski, 1977.

Poole (1989) included ANTARCHAEA Hübner, 1821; PROTHYMIA Hübner, 1823; NANTHILDA Blanchard, 1840; PSEUDOMICRA Butler, 1892; and PYRALIDESTHES Warren, 1913 as junior synonyms of PHYTOMETRA Haworth, 1809.

ANTARCHAEA Hübner, 1821 was referred to the Phytometrini within the Noctuidae by Wiltshire, 1990, Fauna of Saudi Arabia 11 : 232.

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Junior name(s):
Nanthidia ; Razowski, 1977: 260.


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