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

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Genus:
Scotia Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 226.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua cinerea Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 80.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1903. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 153.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository).. (Collection destroyed, Horn & Kahle, 1936, Ent. Beih. Berl.-Dahlem 3: 243)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. cinerea is congeneric with Noctua segetum [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, the type-species of Agrotis Ochsenheimer, 1816. Scotia is therefore a junior subjective synonym.

Scotia Hübner, [1821] 1816 was also downgraded to a subgenus of Agrotis Ochsenheimer, 1816 by Beck 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 9.

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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