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

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Genus:
Pyrophyla Hübner, 1806 . Tentamen determinationis digestionis : [1].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Rejected Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AMPHIPYRINAE

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Included in a work rejected for nomenclatural purposes by Int. Commn zool. Nom., 1926, Smithson. misc. Collns 73 (4) Opinion 97: 19. Also idem, 1954, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 6 Opinion 278: 140. Only included species: Phalaena pyramidea Linnaeus, 1758, which is congeneric with P. tragopoginis Clerck, 1759.

Pyrophyla was not used again in Zoology. A similiar name Pyrophila Stephens, 1829, was subsequently proposed.

See: AMPHIPYRA Ochsenhei

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Senior name:
Amphipyra Ochsenheimer, 1816: 70.


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