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

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Genus:
Porosagrotis Smith, 1890 . Bull. U.S. natn. Mus. 38 : 11, 123.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Agrotis muraenula Grote & Robinson, 1868. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 1: 352, pl.7, fig.48.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(on page 11)]

Type specimens:
Syntypes - female [U.S.A.]: Atlantic District, New York and Rhode Island, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A. muraenula is a junior subjective synonym of Mythimna vetusta Walker, 1856, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 9: 78.

Poole (1989) included AGRONOMA Hübner, 1821; GEORYX Hübner, 1821; SCOTIA Hübner, 1821; NOCTUA Boisduval, 1829; PSAMMOPHILA Stephens, 1850; ELEGARDA Walker, 1865; TETRAPYRGIA Wlaker, 1865; COMOPHORUS Alphéraky 1887; POROSAGROTIS Smith, 1890; LYCOPHORUS Staudinger, 1901; MESEMBREUXOA Hampson, 1903; NEOSEMA Rebel, 1907; POWELLINIA Oberthür, 1912; PSAMMOPHILA Stephens, 1850; and HERMONASSOIDES Strand, 1915 as junior synonyms of AGROTIS Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Junior name(s):
Paroragrotis ; Dod, 1910: 396.


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