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

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Genus:
Scotophila Stephens, 1829 . Nom. Br. Ins. : 41.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : NOCTUINAE

Type-species:
Noctua porphyrea Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 82.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type AUSTRIA: Vienna region, [Type(s) lost]..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A junior homonym of Scotophila Hübner, [1821], -Lepid., Noctuidae. The objective replacement name is Lycophotia Hübner, [1821].

See: LYCOPHOTIA Hübner, [1821] 1816.

Poole (1989) included SCOTOPHILA Stephens, 1829 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of LYCOPHOTIA Hübner, 1821.

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Senior name:
Lycophotia Hübner, 1821: 215.


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