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

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Genus:
Philostola Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 87.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena turca Linnaeus, 1761. Fauna Suecica : 322.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Tams , 1939. Entomologist 72: 140.

Type specimens:
Type SWEDEN: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Philostola is a junior objective synonym of Mythimna Ochsenheimer, 1816.

See: MYTHIMNA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included PHILOSTOLA Billberg, 1820; MITHIMNA Sodoffsky, 1837; and HYPERIODES Warren, 1910 as junior synonyms of MYTHIMNA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Senior name:
Mythimna Ochsenheimer, 1816: 78.


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