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

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Acanthoplusia Dufay, 1970 . Bull. mens. Soc. linn. Lyon 39 : 104.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phytometra tarassota Hampson, 1913. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 13: 473, pl.237, fig.13.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Syntypes [INDIA]: [W. Bengal], Darjiling, (BMNH, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. tarassota was proposed as the objective replacement name for Plusia confusa Moore, 1882, in Hewitson & Moore, Descr. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln late Mr W.S. Atkinson: 149, a junior primary homonym of Plusia confusa Stephens, 1850.

Poole (1989) included ACANTHOPLUSIA Dufay, 1970; and CTENOPLUSIA Dufay, 1970 as junior synonyms of AGRAPHA Hübner, 1821.

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