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

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Genus:
Spaelotis Boisduval, 1840 . Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 106.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua ravida Schifferm├╝ller, 1775. Ank├╝ndung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 80.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Desmarest , 1848. In: d'Orbigny, Dict. univl Hist. Nat. 11: 706. [(but included by Boisduval as `ravida H., ' an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Poole (1989) included AMPHITROTA Warren, 1909 as a junior synonym of SPAELOTIS Boisduval, 1840.

Poole (1989) included 18 species in the genus SPAELOTIS.

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