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

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Eugraphe Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 224.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua sigma Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 78. [(but included by Hübner as sigma Hübner, an incorrect authorship)]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1903. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 364. [(as a junior name of *`signa Fabr', which Hampson placed (on page 407) as the senior synonym of sigma)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Nye (1975) stated:-

* Noctua signum Fabricius, 1787, Mantissa Insect. 2: 154, is an incorrect subsequent spelling, repeated in 1794, Ent. Syst. 3 (2): 65. Hampson confused the latter reference with Syst. Ent., dated it 1775, and accepted * Signa Fabricius as the valid name.

Coenophila Stephens, 1850, was proposed as a subgenus of Eugraphe Hübner [1821] 1816 and raised to generic level by Beck, 1991, Atalanta 22 (2-4) : 186.

Poole (1989) included COENOPHILA stephens, 1850; AMMOGROTIS Staudinger, 1895; and HYPERNAENIA Hampson, 1904 as junior synonyms of EUGRAPHE Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 13 species in the genus EUGRAPHE.

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Junior name(s):
Eugrapha ; Hübner, 1826: 37.

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