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

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Genus:
Rhizolitha Curtis, 1830 . Guide Arrangement Br. Insects : 182.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Noctua lamda Fabricius, 1787. Mantissa Ins. 2: 174.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1833. Ent. Mag. 1: 189. [(but included by Curtis as *`lambda Haw.', an incorrect spelling by Haworth, [1809], Lepid. Br.: 181)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) GERMANY: ? Locality, (? Depository).. (Type(s) not found by Zimsen, 1964, Type Material of I. C. Fabricius: 550)

Notes:
Rhizolitha Curtis [1830] 1829, was treated as a valid genus, revalidated by Beck, 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 55.

Poole (1989) included GRAPTOLITHA Hübner, 1821; RHIZOLITHA Curtis, 1830; and PROLITHA Berio, 1980 as junior synonyms of LITHOPHANE Hübner, 1821.

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