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

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Sympistis Hübner, 1823 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 261.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua melaleuca Thunberg, 1791. Diss. ent. sistens Insecta Suecica : 42, pl.2, fig.12.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1906. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 6: 412. [(a junior primary homonym)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes [SCANDINAVIA]: Lappland, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

N. melaleuca Thunberg, is a junior homonym of Noctua melaleuca Vieweg, 1790, Tabellarisches Verz. Churmark Brandenburg einheimischen Schmett. 2: 68, -Noctuidae, Hadeninae. There is no objective replacement name but Noctua heliophila Paykull, 1793, Skr. Natarh.-Selskabet 2 (2): 102, pl. 2, fig. 5, is a junior subjective synonym of N. melaleuca Thunberg. The former is therefore available for use as the subjective replacement name. Sympistis was also used by Hübner, [1823], Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [202]. If accepted from this work it has the same type-species, by monotypy.

Poole (1989) included SYMPISTOIDES Kozhanchikov, 1947 as a junior synonym of SYMPISTIS Hübner, 1823.

Poole (1989) included 11 species in the genus SYMPISTIS.

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