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

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Genus:
Actinotia Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 244.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena perspicillaris Linnaeus, 1761. Fauna Suecica : 317.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 16.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SWEDEN: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. perspicillaris is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena polyodon Clerck, 1759, Icones Insect. rariorum 1: pl.2, fig. 2.

Poole (1989) included ACTINOTIA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (1999).

Poole (1989) included CHLOANTHA Boisduval, Rambur & Graslin, 1836; and CHLOANTHA Agassiz, 1847 as junior synonyms of ACTINOTIA Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 8 species in the genus ACTINOTIA.

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Junior name(s):
Actinotis ; Schultze & Kükenthal, 1926: 49.


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