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

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Genus:
Protagrotis Hampson, 1903 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4 : xx [index], 655.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Agrotis viralis Grote, 1881. Bull. U.S. geol. geog. Surv. Terr. 6: 260.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Lectotype - male [U.S.A.]: Nebraska, (BMNH, London)..

Lectotype Desig. by:Hampson, 1903, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 656

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A. viralis is a junior subjective synonym of Agrotis niveivenosa Grote, 1879, ibidem 5: 206.

Poole (1989) included ABROMIAS Billberg, 1820; SEPTIS Hübner, 1821; XYLOPHASIA Stephens, 1829; HAMA Stephens, 1829; AGROSTOBIA Boie, 1835; CRYMODES Guenée, 1841; SYMA Stephens, 1850; DIMYA Moore, 1882; EURABILA Butler, 1889; ELEEMOSIA Prout, 1901; PROTAGROTIS Hampsonm, 1903; AGROPERINA Hampson, 1908; TRICHOPLEXIA Hampson, 1908; HETEROMMA Warren, 1911; and HETEROMMIOLA Strand, 1912 as junior synonyms of APAMEA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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