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

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Barathra Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 218.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena brassicae Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 516.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1905. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 5: 11.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type EUROPE: ? Locality, (LS, London)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

The first designation of the type-species of Barathra is in some doubt. Smith, 1889, Proc. U. S. natn. Mus. 12: 457, implied that P. brassicae was the type-species; Grote, 1895, Abh. naturw. Ver. Bremen 14: 71 refuted this and implied that it should be Noctua albicolon Hübner, [1813]. Neither was an unequivocal type-species designation and so has not been accepted.

Barathra is a junior objective synonym of Mamestra Ochsenheimer, 1816.

See: MAMESTRA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

Poole (1989) included BARATHRA Hübner, 1821; MAMISTRA Sodoffsky, 1837; and COPIMAMESTRA Grote, 1883 as junior synonyms of MAMESTRA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Senior name:
Mamestra Ochsenheimer, 1816: 76.

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