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

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Genus:
Orthoa Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 85.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Noctua instabilis Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 76.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Berio , 1966. Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Giacomo Doria 76: 63.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Orthoa is a junior objective synonym of Orthosia Ochsenheimer, 1816. Incorrect type-species designation: Phalaena incerta Hufnagel, 1766, a name not, originally included in Orthoa, and not linked with one of the, originally included names when cited by Tams, 1939, Entomologist 72:140.

Orthoa Billberg, 1820 an unjustifiable emendation of Orthosia Ochsenheimer, 1816; given by Kocak, 1981, Priamus 1 (1) : 22.

See: ORTHOSIA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included ORTHOA Billberg, 1820; MONIMA Hübner, 1821; CUPHANOA Hübner, 1821; SEMIOPHORA Stephens, 1829; TAENIOCAMPA Guenée, 1839; CYPHONOA Agassiz, 1847 (as CYPHONA on page 741); EUCHORISTEA Warren, 1910 (as EUCHORISTA on page 741); ERYTHROTIS Bryk, 1949; ANCATA Capuse, 1958; ANORTHOA Berio, 1980; CORORTHOSIA Berio, 1980; and MICRORTHOSIA Berio, 1980 as junior synonyms of ORTHOSIA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Senior name:
Orthosia Ochsenheimer, 1816: 79.


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