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

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Genus:
Oratoscelis Guenée, 1841 . Annls Soc. ent. Fr. 10 : 231.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Noctua communimacula Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 85.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but cited as `communimacula Fab.', an incorrect authorship)]

Type specimens:
Type AUSTRIA: Vienna region, [Type(s) lost]..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Oratoscelis is a junior objective synonym of Calymma Hübner, [1823].

See: CALYMMA Hübner, [1823] 1816.

Poole (1989) included ORATOSCELIS Guenée, 1841; and HORATOSCELIS Agassiz, 1847 as junior synonyms of CALYMMA Hübner, 1823.

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Senior name:
Calymma Hübner, 1823: 281.


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