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

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Genus:
Tetrapyrgia Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (33) : 711.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Tetrapyrgia graphiphorides Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 712.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [AUSTRALIA]: Tasmania, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

T. graphiphorides is a junior subjective synonym of Agrotis porphyricollis Guenée, 1852, in Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lépid.) 5: 259.

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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