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

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Genus:
Niphosticta Turner, 1936 . Proc. R. Soc. Qd 47 : 43.

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Niphosticta apicipuncta Turner, 1936. Proc. R. Soc. Qd 47: 43.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype AUSTRALIA: Queensland, Yeppon, (ANIC, Canberra)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Niphosticta Hampson, 1926, Descr. new Genera Species Lepid Phalaenae Subfamily Noctuinae Br. Mus. : 414, -Lepid., Noctuidae. The objective replacement name is Hurworthia nom. n. [Nye, 1975].

See: HURWORTHIA Nye, 1975.

Poole (1989) included NIPHOSTICTA Turner, 1936 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of HURWORTHIA Nye, 1975.

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Senior name:
Hurworthia Nye, 1975: 245.


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