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

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Scotophila Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 209.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Phalaena tragopoginis Clerck, 1759. Icon. Insect. rariorum 1: pl.[1], fig.5.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Blanchard , 1840. Hist. nat. Ins. (Insectes), 3: 500. [(but included by Hübner as *`tragopogonis Linn.', an incorrect subsequent spelling and authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, [Type(s) lost]..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Scotophila is a junior objective synonym of Amphipyra Ochsenheimer, 1816.

See: AMPHIPYRA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included SCOTOPHILA Hübner, 1821; PYROPHILA Stephens, 1929; PHILOPYRA Guenée, 1852; and NEOCOMIA Rougemont, 1902 as junior synonyms of AMPHIPYRA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Senior name:
Amphipyra Ochsenheimer, 1816: 70.

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