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

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Genus:
Polia Ochsenheimer, 1816 . Schmett. Eur. 4 : 73.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena nebulosa Hüfnagel, 1766. Berlin Mag. 3(4): 418.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1829. British entomology 6: 248. [(as 'nebulosa Och.', an incorrect authorship)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [GERMANY]: Berlin, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Incorrect type-species designation: Noctua compta [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, a name not, originally included in Polia, and not linked with one of the, originally included names when cited by Duponchel, 1829 [March 21st], in Godart & Duponchel, Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7 (2): 71.

Poole (1989) included CHERA Hübner, 1821; POLIA Boisduval, 1829 (preoccupied); and APLECTA Guenée, 1838 as junior synonyms of POLIA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Junior name(s):
Aplecta Guenée, 1838: 217.
Polia Boisduval, 1828: 73.


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