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

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Genus:
Pityolita Grote, 1873 . Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1 : 39.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym & Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HERMINIINAE

Type-species:
Herminia pedipilalis Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 8: 57.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male NORTH AMERICA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Pityolita was again proposed by Grote, 1873 May, Bull. Buffalo Soc. nat. Sci. 1 :39.

Poole (1989) included HERMINIA Latreille, 1802; PECHIPOGO Hübner, 1825; POGONITIS Sodoffsky, 1837; PECHYPOGON Agassiz, 1847; ZANCLOGNATHA Lederer, 1857; HIPOEPA Walker, 1859; MEGACHYTA Grote, 1873; PITYOLITA Grote, 1873; CLEPTOMITA Grote, 1873; MESOPLECTRA Butler, 1879; and ADRAPSOIDES Matsumura, 1925 as junior synonyms of POLYPOGON Schrank, 1802.

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Senior name:
Pityolita Grote, 1873: 309.


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