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

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Genus:
Platagrotis Smith, 1890 . Bull. U.S. natn. Mus. 38 : 9, 43.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua speciosa Hübner, 1813. Samml. eur. Schmett. 4: pl.104, fig.491.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(on page 9)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included AMATHES Hübner, 1821; MEGASEMA Hübner, 1821; LYTAEA Stephens, 1829; SEGETIA Stephens, 1829; HIPTELIA Guenée, 1852; PACHNOBIA Guenée, 1852; ANOMOGYNA Staudinger, 1871; PTEROSCIA Morrison, 1875; AGROTIPHILA Grote, 1876; SCHOYENIA Aurivillius, 1883; PLATAGROTIS Smith, 1890; LENA Herz, 1903; HYPOXESTIA Hampson, 1904; BARROVIA Barnes & McDunnough, 1916; AGROTIMORPHA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; ARCHANARTA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; EPIPSILIAMORPHA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; and KNAPPIA Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of XESTIA Hübner, 1818.

PLATAGROTIS Smith, 1890 was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Anomogyna Staudinger, 1871 by Beck 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 9.

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