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

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Genus:
Peucephila Hampson, 1909 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1909 : 461.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Peucephila essoni Hampson, 1909. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 461, pl.16.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female [GREAT BRITAIN]: Scotland, Aberdeen, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. essoni is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena oleracea Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1 :517.

Poole (1989) included DIATARAXIA Hübner, [1821]; AETHRIA Hübner, [1821]; and PEUCEPHILA Hampson, 1909 as junior synonyms of LACANOBIA Billberg, 1820.

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