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

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Aventia Duponchel, 1829 , in Godart & Duponchel. Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 7(2) : 105 [key], 190.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Bombyx flexula Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 64.

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but included by Duponchel as Geometra flexularia Hübner, an unjustified emendation)]

Type specimens:
Type AUSTRIA: Vienna region, [Type(s) lost]..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Aventia is a junior objective synonym of Laspeyria Germar, 1811.

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Laspeyria Germar, 1810. The full synonymy of Laspeyria was published by Nye. 1975, Generic Names Moths World 1: 269, 270.

Aventia was originally proposed in the Geometridae, but has since been transferred to the Noctuidae; its first published use in this family appears to have been by Herrich-Schäffer, 1845, Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 2: 434.

Poole (1989) included LASPEYRESIA R.L., 1817; COLPOSIA Hübner, [1823]; and AVENTIA Duponchel, 1829 as junior synonyms of LASPEYRIA Germae, 1810.

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Senior name:
Laspeyria Germar, 1810: 13.

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