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

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Genus:
Heliophila Hübner, 1822 . Syst.-alphab. Verz. eur. Schmett. : 20, 32.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena pallens Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 510.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1874. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 2: 21.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type EUROPE: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Heliophila Klug, 1807, Mag. Insektenk. (Illiger) 6: 227, Hymenoptera. There is no objective replacement name, but P. pallens is congeneric with N. vitellina Hübner, the type-species of Aletia Hübner, [1821], which should therefore be used as the subjective replacement name.

See: ALETIA Hübner, [1821].

Poole (1989) included HYPHILARE Hübner, 1821; HELIOPHILA Hübner, 1822; LEUCANIA Boisduval, 1829; SABLIA Sukhareva 1873 (as SABILIA Sukhareva, 1873); and APOMA Berio, 1980 as junior synonyms of ALETIA Hübner, 1821.

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Senior name:
Aletia Hübner, 1821: 239.


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