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

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Genus:
Agrophila ; Agassiz, 1847 . Nomencl. zool. (Index univ.) : 12.

Status:
Unjustified Emendation

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : CRAMBINAE

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

An unjustified emendation of Agriphila Hübner, [1825], and a junior homonym of Agrophila Boisduval, 1840, Genera Index méth. eur. Lépid.: 175 - Lepid. Noctuidae. The objective replacement name is Agriphila Hübner, [1825].

The `Index universalis' was published as fascicle 12 of the Nomencl. zool.; Agrophila is dated from the wrapper of fascicle 12, not from its title-page which is dated 1846.

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Senior name:
Agriphila Hübner, 1825: 365.


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