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

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Aedia Hübner, 1823 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 260.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Noctua leucomelas Linnaeus, sensu Hübner, 1786. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen Th. IV Bd.(33): 72. [[a misidentification already named as Noctua funesta Esper, 1786, Die Schmett. 4 (1): pl. 88, fig. 6; 1787, ibidem: 72]]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1902. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 355. [(but cited as *`leucamelas Hübner', an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male (of N. funesta) GERMANY (WEST): Frankfurt am Main, (SM, Wiesbaden)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

N. leucomelas Linnaeus sensu Hübner has been long established as a misidentification of Phalaena leucomelas Linnaeus, 1758, which is the type-species of Anophia Guenée, 1841. This is a case of a misidentified type-species which under the Code, Article 70 (a) should be referred to the Commission.

Poole (1989) included ANOPHIA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included ANOPHIA Hübner, 1823 as a junior synonym of AEDIA Hübner, 1823.

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