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

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Phostria Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 130.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena temira Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 160, pl.371 fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1918. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (9), 1: 128.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

P. temira is dated from the wrapper of part 31, not from the title-page of volume 4 which is dated 1782.

See also: Cirrhocephala Lederer, 1863; Lonchodes Gueneé, 1854; Phalanta Ghesquière, 1942.

PHOSTRIA was included within the subfamily CRAMBIDAE: PYRAUSTINAE by Munroe & Solis, in Kristensen (1999).

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats PHOSTRIA in the CRAMBIDAE: SPILOMELINAE.

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Junior name(s):
Lonchodes Guenée, 1854: 354.

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