Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Sympistis Hübner, 1823
Verz. bekannt. Schmett.
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE
Diss. ent. sistens Insecta Suecica
: 42, pl.2, fig.12.
by subsequent designation by
Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus.
[(a junior primary homonym)]
Syntypes [SCANDINAVIA]: Lappland, (? Depository)..
Nye (1975) stated:-
N. melaleuca Thunberg, is a junior homonym of Noctua melaleuca Vieweg, 1790, Tabellarisches Verz. Churmark Brandenburg einheimischen Schmett. 2: 68, -Noctuidae, Hadeninae. There is no objective replacement name but Noctua heliophila Paykull, 1793, Skr. Natarh.-Selskabet 2 (2): 102, pl. 2, fig. 5, is a junior subjective synonym of N. melaleuca Thunberg. The former is therefore available for use as the subjective replacement name. Sympistis was also used by Hübner, , Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. . If accepted from this work it has the same type-species, by monotypy.
Poole (1989) included SYMPISTOIDES Kozhanchikov, 1947 as a junior synonym of SYMPISTIS Hübner, 1823.
Poole (1989) included 11 species in the genus SYMPISTIS.
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