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

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Genus:
Photedes Lederer, 1857 . Noctuinen Eur. : 44, 189, 236.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Apamea captiuncula Treitschke, 1825. In: Ochsenheimer, Schmett. Eur. 5(2): 96.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (HNHM, Budapest)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Photedes was the spelling adopted by Heinemann, 1859, Schmett. Dtl. Schweiz 1: 589, as first reviser from a multiple original spelling. Photedes was used by Lederer on page 44 and * Phothedes was used on page 189 and in the index on page 236.

Poole (1989) included PHOTEDES in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included PETILAMPA Aurivillius, 1891; and CHORTODES Tutt, 1897 as junior synonyms of PHOTEDES Lederer, 1857.

Poole (1989) included 16 species in the genus PHOTEDES.

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Junior name(s):
Phothedes ; Lederer, 1857: 189, 236.


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