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

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Rhyacia Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 210.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua lucipeta Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 71.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1903. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 4: 153.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) AUSTRIA: Vienna district (Collection destroyed, Horn & Kahle, 1936, Ent. Beih. Berl. -Dahlem 3: 243), (? Depository)..

Rhyacia Hübner, 1821, is a valid name, Kocak, 1980, Communications de la Faculte des Sciences de L'Universite D'Ankara Serie C Sciences Naturalles 24 (3) : 33.

Incorrect type-species: Kocak, 1980, Communs Fac. Sci. Univ. Ankara (C) 24: 33, has stated that the type-species should be Noctua birivia [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, by subsequent designation by Stephens, 1835, Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 4: 8. At this reference Stephens included only one species, birivia, in his usage of Rhyacia but did not indicate that he considered it to be the type-species.

Poole (1989) included EPIPSILIA Hübner, 1821; and PARARHYACIA Kocak, 1980 as junior synonyms of RHYACIA Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 39 species in the genus RHYACIA

Epipsilia Hübner, [1821] 1816 was established to denote a subgenus of Rhyacia Hubner, [1821] 1816 and was raised to generic level by Fibiger, 1993, Noctuidae Europaeae. 2 (2) : 18.

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Junior name(s):
Pararhyacia Koçak, 1980: 33.

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