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

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Acosmetia Stephens, 1829 . Nom. Br. Ins. : 43.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua caliginosa Hübner, 1813. Samml. eur. Schmett. 4: pl.100, fig.474.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Curtis , 1831. British entomology 8: 356.

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Poole (1989) included ACOSMETA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (1999).

Poole (1989) included HYDRILLA Boisduval, 1840 as a junior synonym of ACOSMETIA Stephens, 1829.

Poole (1989) included 5 species in the genus.

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Junior name(s):
Hydrilla Boisduval, 1840: 138.

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