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

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Athetis Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 209.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Noctua dasychira Hübner, 1809. Samml. eur. Schmett. 4: pl.138, fig.634.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1909. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 8: 299. [(as a junior name of `furvula Hübner, [1808]', which Hampson placed (on page 318) as the senior synonym of dasychira Hübner])]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

N. dasychira is a junior subjective synonym of Noctua furvula Hübner, [1808], ibidem 4: pl. 83, fig. 390.

Poole (1989) included PROXENUS Herrich-Schäffer, 1850; ELYDNA Walker, 1858; NEBRISSA Walker, 1862; RADINACRA Butler, 1878; DADICA Moore, 1881; RADINOGOES Butler, 1886; STREPSELYDNA Warren, 1911; HYDRILLULA Tams, 1938; TECTOREA Berio, 1955 as junior synonyms of ATHETIS Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 211 species in the genus ATHETIS

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