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

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Genus:
Allocosmia Sugi, 1982 , in Inoue et al.. Moths of Japan 1 : 776.

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Dyrzela coreana Matsumura, 1926. Insecta matsum. 1: 58, pl.1, fig.33.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Imosca is the objective replacement name for the preoccuppied name Allocosmia Sugi in Inoue et al 1982 nec Cossmann 1897 (Mollusca), by Sugi, 1984, Tyo To Ga (Lepidopterological Society of Japan Transactions) 34 (3) : 130.

Imosca was treated in the Noctuidae, Amphipyrinae by Sugi, 1984 and has subsequently been referred to the Eustrotiinae (from the Amphipyrinae) within the Noctuidae by Speidel, Fanger & Naumann, 1996, Systematic Entomology 21 (3) : 249. Allocosmia Sugi, 1982 is also transferred to the Eustrotiinae with its objective replacement name Imosca.

Poole (1989) included ALLOCOSMIA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.), who suggest that ALLOCOSMIA may belong in the BAGISARINAE.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus ALLOCOSMIA.

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Senior name:
Imosca Sugi, 1984: 130.


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