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

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Noctua Boisduval, 1828 . Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 63.

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Phalaena exclamationis Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 515.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2): 71.    [BHLBHL]

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

Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Noctua Linnaeus, 1758. There is no objective replacement name, but P. exclamationis is congeneric with Noctua segetum [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, the type-species of Agrotis Ochsenheimer, 1816. The latter is therefore available for use as the subjective replacement name.

Exagrotis Beck, 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 91, was established as a subgenus of Agrotis Ochsenheimer, 1816 and is the objective replacement name for Noctua Boisduval, 1828,

See: AGROTIS Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included AGRONOMA Hübner, 1821; GEORYX Hübner, 1821; SCOTIA Hübner, 1821; NOCTUA Boisduval, 1829; PSAMMOPHILA Stephens, 1850; ELEGARDA Walker, 1865; TETRAPYRGIA Wlaker, 1865; COMOPHORUS Alphéraky 1887; POROSAGROTIS Smith, 1890; LYCOPHORUS Staudinger, 1901; MESEMBREUXOA Hampson, 1903; NEOSEMA Rebel, 1907; POWELLINIA Oberthür, 1912; PSAMMOPHILA Stephens, 1850; and HERMONASSOIDES Strand, 1915 as junior synonyms of AGROTIS Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Senior name:
Agrotis Ochsenheimer, 1816: 66.

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