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

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Philareta Moore, 1881 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1881 : 361.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Heliothis taurica Herrich-Schäffer, 1846. Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 2: Noctuides pl.52, figs 263, 264. [; 1851, ibidem 2: 368]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Type-locality cited by Herrich-Schäffer, 1851, ibidem 2: 369, as 'Nach Parreyss aus Corsika', but this was probably an error as this species is not known to occur in Corsica or the western Mediterranean, present in Turkey: Taurus Mountains

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

H. taurica is dated from the original wrappers of the parts containing it and not from the title-page, 1845. H. taurica is a junior subjective synonym of Heliothis treitschkii Frivaldszky, 1835, Magy. Tud. Tars. Evk. 2 (2) 273., pl.7, fig.8, (but cited as * Heliotis, an incorrect subsequent spelling).

Poole (1989) included PHILARETA Moore, 1881as a junior synonym of PYRRHIA Hübner, 1921.

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