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

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Genus:
Philopyra Guenée, 1837 . Annls Soc. ent. Fr. 6 : 222.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AMPHIPYRINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena tragopoginis Clerck, 1759. Icon. Insect. rariorum 1: pl.[1], fig.5. [(of PYROPHILA Stephens, 1829)]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Westwood , 1840. Synopsis Genera Br. Insects : 94.

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (NR, Stockholm)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Proposed, unnecessarily, as an objective replacement name for Pyrophila Stephens, 1829, which Guenée considered to be a junior homonym of Noctua pyrophila [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775.

Philopyra is cited in Neave, 1940, Nomencl. zool. 3: 713 as being proposed by Guenée, 1838, ibidem 7: 116, where it is used for the second time.

See: AMPHIPYRA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included SCOTOPHILA Hübner, 1821; PYROPHILA Stephens, 1929; PHILOPYRA Guenée, 1852; and NEOCOMIA Rougemont, 1902 as junior synonyms of AMPHIPYRA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Senior name:
Amphipyra Ochsenheimer, 1816: 70.


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