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

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Genus:
Acontia Ochsenheimer, 1816 . Schmett. Eur. 4 : 91.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : ACONTIINAE

Type-species:
Noctua solaris Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 90.

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)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. solaris is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena lucida Hufnagel, 1766, Berlin. mag. 3 (3): 302. Incorrect type-species designation: Noctua luctuosa [Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775, in the Ophiderinae, cited by Curtis, 1829 September 1st, Br. Ent. 6: 276. This designation was published five months after that of Duponchel, dated from Biblphie Fr. 1829: 198.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Acontia has been used as the original generic name for species now in the Arctiidae.

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.

Poole (1989) included 146 species in the genus ACONTIA Ochsenheimer, 1816 and a further 1 species in the genus ACONTIA of authors.

Poole (1989) included a single species in the genus EUPHASIA of aut

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Junior name(s):
Heliothera Sodoffsky, 1837: 89.
Porrotha Gistel, 1848: viii.


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