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

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Genus:
Plusia Ochsenheimer, 1816 . Schmett. Eur. 4 : 89.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : PLUSIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena festucae Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 513.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1826. In: Godart & Duponchel, Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 6: [(3)].

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included CHRYSASPIDIA Hübner, 1821; and PALAEOPLUSIA Hampson, 1913 as junior synonyms of PLUSIA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included 7 species in the genus PLUSIA.

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Junior name(s):
Chrysaspidia Hübner, 1821: 252.


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