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

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Oxicesta Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 144.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua geographica Fabricius, 1787. Mantissa Ins. 2: 167.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1906. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 112.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) AUSTRIA: ? Locality, (? Depository).. (Type(s) lost, Zimsen, 1964, Type Material of I. C. Fabricius: 550)

Poole (1989) included OXICESTA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included CLIDIA Boisduval, 1837; and OXYCESTE Agassiz, 1847 (as OXYCESTA on page 748) as junior synonyms of OXICESTA Hübner, 1819.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus OXICESTA.

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Junior name(s):
Clidia Boisduval, 1837: 151.
Oxycesta ; Neave, 1940: 494.
Oxyceste ; Agassiz, 1847: 267.

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