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

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Genus:
Penthetria Edwards, 1881 . Papilio 1 : 80.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Penthetria majuscula Edwards, 1881. Papilio 1: 80.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 86.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype U.S.A.: ? Locality, (AMNH, New York)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Penthetria Meigen, 1803, Magazin Insektenk. (Illiger) 2: 264, -Diptera. The objective replacement name is Tantura Kirby, 1892.

See: TANTURA Kirby, 1892.

Poole (1989) included EGGYNA Walker, 1866; PENTHETRIA Edwards, 1881; and TANTURA Kirby, 1892 as junior synonyms of CYDOSIA Duncan [& Westwood], 1841.

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Senior name:
Tantura Kirby, 1892: 86.


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