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

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Genus:
Noctua Linnaeus, 1758 . Systema Naturae (Edn 10) 1 : 508.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

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

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1957. Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 15: 253 (Opinion 450).    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology: Name No. 1057, with P. pronuba designated as type-species under the plenary powers of the Commission.

Poole (1989) included TRIPHAENA Ochsenheimer, 1816; EUSCHESIS Hübner, 1929; LAMPRA Hübner, 1821; TRIPHAENA Meigen, 1831; and XANTHOPTERA Sodoffsky, 1837 as junior synonyms of NOCTUA Linnaeus, 1758.

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Junior name(s):
Noctuella Rafinesque, 1815: 129.
Nyctemia Rafinesque, 1815: 129.
Triphaena Ochsenheimer, 1816: 69.
Tryphaena ; Meigen, 1831: 78.
Xanthoptera Sodoffsky, 1837: 86.


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