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

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Genus:
Argyritis Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 247.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CUCULLIINAE

Type-species:
Noctua artemisiae Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 312.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1906. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 14.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

N. artemisiae is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena argentea Hufnagel, 1766, Berlin. Mag. 3: 286.

See also: Argyrogalea Hampson, 1906.

Poole (1989) included ARGYRITIS Hübner, 1821; CALLAENIA Hübner, 1821; EMPUSA Hübner, 1821; EUDERAEA Hübner, 1821; TRIBUNOPHORA Hübner, 1822; LOPHIA Sodoffsky, 1837; LATHOSEA Grote, 1881; EPINYCTIS Grote, 1882; NYCTEROPHAETA Smith, 1882; RANCORA Smith, 1892; COPICUCULLIA Smith, 1894; ARGYROGALEA Hampson, 1906; ARGYROMATA Hamspon, 1906; CHELIGALEA Hampson, 1906; EMPUSADA Hampson, 1906; METLAOUIA Dumont, 1928; PSEUDOCOPICUCULLIA Dumont, 1929; and PSEUDONYCTEROPHAETA Berio, 1934 as junior synonyms of CUCULLIA Schrank, 1802.

Poole (1989) included EUCALIMIA Hübner, 1821 as a junior synonym of CUCULLIA Schrank, 1802 on page 394, although he did not list it amongst the synonyms of CUCULLIA Schrank, 1802 on page 292.

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