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

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Genus:
Bityla Walker, 1865 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (33) : 869.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Bityla thoracica Walker, 1865. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 869.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - 2 males NEW ZEALAND: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

B. thoracica is a junior subjective synonym of Xylina defigurata Walker, 1865, ibidem 33: 756.

Poole (1989) included BITYLA 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 (1999).

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus BITYLA.

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Junior name(s):
Bytila ; Warren, 1913: 119.


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