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

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Parascotia Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 314.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Geometra carbonaria Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 108.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Warren , 1913. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 3: 399. [(as a junior name of P. fuliginaria Linnaeus which Warren placed as the senior synonym of carbonaria Esper, an incorreet authorship)]

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

Parascotia Hübner, [1825] 1816 was treated in the Noctuidae: Ophiderinae in Nye, 1975, 1 : 370.

Parascotia was referred from the Herminiinae to the Catocalinae within the Noctuidae by Tikhomirov, 1979, Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta Akademii Nauk SSSR 82 : 82.

Nye (1975) stated:-

G. carbonaria is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena fuliginaria Linnaeus, 1761, Fauna Suecica (Edn 2): 327.

Fletcher (1979, Generic Names Moths World) and Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Further information in Nye, 1975, Generic Names Moths World 1: 370. [See above].

Poole (1989) included PARASCOTIA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included BOLETOBIA Bosiduval, 1840; BOLITOBIA Agassiz, 1847; and KARA Matsumura, 1925 as junior synonyms of PARASCOTIA Hübner, 1825.

Poole (1989) included 7 species in the genus PARASCOTIA.

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Junior name(s):
Boletobia Boisduval, 1840: 201.
Bolitobia ; Agassiz, 1847: 48.
Kara Matsumura, 1925: 160.

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