Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Aedia Hübner, 1823
Verz. bekannt. Schmett.
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE
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]]
by subsequent designation by
Ann. S. Afr. Mus.
[(but cited as *`leucamelas Hübner', an incorrect subsequent spelling)]
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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