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

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Genus:
Brithys Hübner, 1821 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 226.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : GLOTTULINAE

Type-species:
Noctua pancratii Cyrillo, 1787. Ent. Neap. : pl.12, fig.4.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Blanchard , 1840. Hist. nat. Ins. (Insectes), 3: 505. [(as `N. pancratii Hubn.', an incorrect authorship, for *Brithya, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [ITALY]: [Naples], (? Depository)..

Notes:
Poole (1989) included BRITHYS in the subfamily HADENINAE.

Poole (1989) included COCYTIA Treitschke, 1835; and GLOTTULA (as GLOTULLA) Guenée, 1837 as junior synonyms of BRITHYS Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 4 species in the genus BRITHYS.

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Junior name(s):
Brithya ; Boisduval, 1840: 117.
Brythis ; Stephens, 1850: 282.
Brytis ; Ragusa, 1885: 272.
Cocytia Treitschke, 1835: 29.
Glottula Guenée, 1837: 359.


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