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

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Genus:
Porrotha Gistel, 1848 . Naturg. Thierreichs : viii.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Noctua solaris Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 90. [(of ACONTIA Ochsenheimer, 1816)]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1829. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2): 72.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: Vienna district, (? Depository).. (Collection destroyed, Horn & Kahle, Ent. Beih. Berl.-Dahlem 3: 243)

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Proposed, unnecessarily, as an objective replacement name for Acontia Ochsenheimer, 1816, which Gistl considered to be a junior homonym of Acontias Cuvier, 1817, - Reptilia.

See: ACONTIA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included TARACHE Hübner, 1823; DESMOPHORA Stephens, 1829; EUPHASIA Stephens, 1830; HELIOTHERA Sodoffsky, 1837; PORROTHA Gistl, 1848; TIMA Walker, 1858; and TRICHOTARACHE Grote, 1875 as junior synonyms of ACONTIA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Senior name:
Acontia Ochsenheimer, 1816: 91.


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