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

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Symmerista Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 248.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOTODONTIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Noctua albicosta Hübner, 1809. Samml. eur. Schmett. 4: pl.93, fig.440.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 572.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) MEXICO: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Mistakenly included by Hübner as an European species; N. albicosta occurs in Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico

Nye (1975) stated:-

Symmerista was originally proposed in the Noctuidae.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

N. albicosta is a form of Phalaena albifrons Smith, 1797, in Smith & Abbot, Nat. Hist. rarer lepid. Insects Georgia 2: 159, pl.80.

See also: Edema Walker, 1855.

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