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

Genus details

Return to list  Search again

Genus:
Spodoptera Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 5 : 153.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Hadena mauritia Boisduval, 1833. Nouv. Annls Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 2: 240.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1894. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 2: 248.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) MAURITIUS [REUNION]: Bourbon, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

H. mauritia was also published in 1833 in Faune ent. Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice (Lépid.): 92, pl. 13, fig. 9.

Poole (1989) included SPODOPTERA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included LAPHYGMA Guenée, 1852; PRODENIA Guenée, 1852; RUSIDRINA Staudinger, 1892; and PRODENIA Guenée, 1852 as junior synonyms of SPODOPTERA Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 33 species in the genus SPODOPTERA.

Learn more about Noctuidae in Wikipedia

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to SPODOPTERA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Spodosoma ; Anonymous, 1966: 1.


Submit correction/addition