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

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Segetia Stephens, 1829 . Illust. Br. Ent. (Haustellata) 2 : 153.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua xanthographa Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 83.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Westwood , 1840. Synopsis Genera Br. Insects : 94.

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

Nye (1975) stated:-

Invalid type-species designation by Boisduval, 1836, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lepid.) 1: 144, who also cited xanthographa. Boisduval in his lengthy 154 page Introduction reviewed earlier classifications and designated up to three different type-species for each generic name. In his 'Expose de notre methode from pages 155-690, no type-species designations were made for the genera he himself used. Under the Code, Article 69 (a) (iii), the type-designation of an author is eligible for consideration if he stated that it is the type'. . . and if it is clear that he himself accepts it as the type-species.' Boisduval's type-designations, although clearly stated, do not fulfil the last requirement and so are invalid. Even though Boisduval's 1836 work was well know to lepidopterists, the type-designations contained in it have not in the past been accepted by Hemming for Rhopalocera, or by other authors.

Poole (1989) included AMATHES Hübner, 1821; MEGASEMA Hübner, 1821; LYTAEA Stephens, 1829; SEGETIA Stephens, 1829; HIPTELIA Guenée, 1852; PACHNOBIA Guenée, 1852; ANOMOGYNA Staudinger, 1871; PTEROSCIA Morrison, 1875; AGROTIPHILA Grote, 1876; SCHOYENIA Aurivillius, 1883; PLATAGROTIS Smith, 1890; LENA Herz, 1903; HYPOXESTIA Hampson, 1904; BARROVIA Barnes & McDunnough, 1916; AGROTIMORPHA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; ARCHANARTA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; EPIPSILIAMORPHA Barnes & McDunnough, 1929; and KNAPPIA Nye, 1975 as junior synonyms of XESTIA Hübner, 1818.
AMATHES Hübner, 1821; MEGASEMA Hübner 1821; LYTAEA Stephens, 1829; SEGETIA Stephens, 1829; and ARCHANARTA Barnes & Benjamin, 1929 were treated as a valid genera by Beck, 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 9.

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