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

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Pseudoplusia McDunnough, 1944 , in Cramer. Mem. sth. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2 : 206.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena oo Stoll, 1780. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 45, fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but not fig. F)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) - female SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. oo is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1782. Two coloured figures were published, the female in fig. E was the true oo, but the male in fig. F. was Noctua verruca Fabricius, 1794. Phalaena oo Stoll is a junior primary homonym of Phalaena (Bombyx) oo Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (Edn. 10) 1: 507, -Noctuidae, Acronictinae. There is no objective replacement name but Plusia includens Walker, [1858] 1857, List Specimens lepid. Insects ln Br. Mus. 12.: 914, is the oldest of the junior subjective synonyms and so is available for use as a subjective replacement name.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus PSEUDOPLUSIA.

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