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

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Genus:
Brotis Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 226.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua fumosa Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 81.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1903. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 153. [(as a junior name of `nigricans Linn' which Hampson placed (on page 249) as the senior synonym of furnosa)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository).. (Collection destroyed, Horn & Kahle, 1936, Ent. Beih. Berl.-Dahlem 3: 243)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. fumosa is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena nigricans Linnaeus, 1761, Fauna Suecica (Edn 2): 322.

Poole (1989) included METAXYJA Hübner, 1821; EXARNIS Hübner, 1821; BROTIS Hübner, 1821; TELMIA Hübner, 1821; MIMETES Hübner, 1821; PLEONECTOPODA Grote, 1873; CARNEADES Grote, 1883; CHORIZAGROTIS Smith, 1890; PARAGROTIS Dyar, 1903; OROSAGROTIS Hampson, 1903; MESOEUXOA Corti, 1932; MENADA Kozhantschikov, 1937; and LONGIVESICA Hardwick, 1970 as junior synonyms of EUXOA Hübner, 1821.

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