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

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Genus:
Oeonistis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 165.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena entella Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 27, pl.208, fig.D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1878. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 14.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Coromandel coast, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

P. entella is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1782.

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Junior name(s):
Oenistis ; Kirby, 1892: 335.
Philagria Kirby, 1892: 336.


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