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

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Genus:
Xestia Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 16.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua ochreago Hübner, 1809. Samml. eur. Schmett. 4: pl.92, fig.431.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1903. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 593.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included AMATHES Hübner, 1821; MEGASEMA Hübner, 1821; LYTAEA Stephens, 1829; SEGETIA Stephens, 1829; HIPTELIA Guenée, 1852; PACHNOBIA Guenée, 1852; ANOMOGYNA Staudinger, 1871; PTEROSCIA Morrison, 1875; AGROTIPHILA Grote, 1876; SCHOYENIA Aurivillius, 1883; PLATAGROTIS Smith, 1890; LENA Herz, 1903; HYPOXESTIA Hampson, 1904; BARROVIA Barnes & McDunnough, 1916; AGROTIMORPHA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; ARCHANARTA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; EPIPSILIAMORPHA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; and KNAPPIA Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of XESTIA Hübner, 1818.

Poole (1989) included 178 species in the genus XESTIA

AMATHES Hübner, 1821; MEGASEMA Hübner 1821; LYTAEA Stephens, 1829; SEGETIA Stephens, 1829; and ARCHANARTA Barnes & Benjamin, 1929 were treated as a valid genera by Beck, 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 9.

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Junior name(s):
Hiptelia Guenée, 1852: 399.


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