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

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Genus:
Argyrostrotis Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 253.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena anilis Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : 21, Index, pl.12, fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1913. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 13: 151.

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Virginia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Incorrect type-species designation: Phalaena amoenita Stoll, 1780, a name not originally included in Argyrostrotis and not linked with one of the originally included names when cited by Hampson, 1908, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. 7: 517. Hampson's use here of Argyrostrotis was an error for Argyrostricta Hübner, [1821], as pointed out by Hampson, 1913, ibidem 13: 151.

See also: Agnomonia Hübner, [1831].

Poole (1989) included AGNOMONIA Hübner, 1831; CROCHIPHORA Hübner, 1831; ARGYROSTROTUS Agassiz, 1847; and POAPHILA Guenée, 1852 as juniors synonyms of ARGYROSTROTIS Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 12 species in the genus ARGYROSTROTIS

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Junior name(s):
Argyrostrotus ; Agassiz, 1847: 33.


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