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

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Genus:
Phalena Radermacher, 1779 , in Neave. Nomencl. zool. 3 : 693.

Status:
Unavailable Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Neave cited this name as 'pro Phalaena L., 1758'. The reference given as Radermacher, 1779, Verb. Batav. Genoot. 1:91 was incorrect. In vol. I of this journal (which did not appear until 1825) there is a paper by Radermacher on pages 85- 93 but this was not on entomology and the name Phalena did not occur.

* Phalena Radermacher was not listed in Sherborn's Index Animalium (1758-1800), nor (1801-1850).

See: NAENIA Stephens, 1827.

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Senior name:
Naenia Stephens, 1827: 243.


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