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

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Genus:
Catocala Schrank, 1802 . Fauna boica 2(2) : 158.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena nupta Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), 1: 841.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1828. British entomology 5: 217.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes [N.W. AFRICA] & GERMANY: Barbariae, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included HEMIGEOMETRA Haworth, 1809; EPHESIA Hübner, 1818; LAMPROSIA Hübner, 1821; BELPHARIDIA Hübner, 1822; ASTIOTES Hübner, 1823; CORISCE Hübner, 1823; EUCORA Hübner, 1823; EUNETIS Hübner, 1823; MORMONIA Hübner, 1823; BLEPHARONIA Hübner, 1825; ANDREWSIA Grote, 1882; CATABAPTA Hulst, 1884; and ANDREUSIA Hampson, 1913 as junior synonyms of CATOCALA Schrank, 1802.

Poole (1989) included 232 species in the genus CATOCALA.

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Junior name(s):
Blephara Ochsenheimer, 1816: 94.
Blepharum Hübner, 1806: [2].
Catacola ; Oken, 1815: 691.
Catocalla ; Hübner, 1823: 276.
Lamprosia Hübner, 1827: 277.


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