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

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Phosphila Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 15.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phosphila turbulenta Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 15, figs 67, 68.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1908. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7: 113.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [U.S.A]: Georgia [formerly] in Florida, (? Depository)..

Poole (1989) included PHOSPHILA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.). According to Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999), PHOSPHILA is misplaced in HADENINAE.

Poole (1989) included HELIOSCOTA Grote, 1895 as a junior synonym of PHOSPHILA Hübner, 1818.

Poole (1989) included 6 species in the genus PHOSPHILA.

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Junior name(s):
Prophyla Hübner, 1808: 4.

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