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

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Genus:
Atethmia Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 238.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena xerampelina Esper, 1793. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen 4(2) Abschnitt 2): pl.183, fig.4. [; [1796], ibidem: 15]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 24. [(as xerampelina Hubner, an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male HUNGARY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. xerampelina is a junior subjective synonym of Noctua ambusta [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung syst. Werkes Schmett. Wienergegend: 88.

See also: Brachycosmia Butler, 1890.

Cirroedia Guenée 1839 was established as a valid genus of Atethmia Hübner, [1821] 1816 and treated as a valid genus being revalidated by Beck 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 58.

Poole (1989) included CIRROEDIA Guenée, 1839; CIRRHOIDIA Agassiz, 1847; and BRACHYCOSMIA Butler, 1890 as junior synonyms of ATETHMIA Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus ATETHMIA.

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Junior name(s):
Alethmia ; Hübner, 1826: 36.
Athetmia ; Hübner, 1826: 37.


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