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

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Abromias Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 88.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena polyodon Clerck, sensu Linnaeus, 1761. Fauna Suecica : 322. [[a misidentification later described as Phalaena monoglypha Hufnagel, 1766, Berlin. mag. 3: 308]. See Notes.]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Berio , 1966. Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Giacomo Doria 76: 47.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes (of P. monoglypha) GERMANY: Berlin, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Incorrect type-species designation by Tams, 1939, Entomologist 72: 136 of P. monoglypha Hufnagel, a name not originally included in ABROMIAS and not linked by Tams with one of the originally included names.

ABROMIAS when proposed contained 13 species. The first two 'hepatica Linn.' and 'polyodon Linn.' were, originally proposed by Clerck and it has long been accepted that P. polyodon Clerck sensu Linnaeus, 1761, was at that time a new species (later described as P. monoglypha Hufnagel, 1766) and was a misidentification of Phalaena polyodon Clerck, 1759, Icones Insect. rariorum 1: pl. 2, fig. 2. This is a case of a misidentified type-species which under the Code, Article 70 (a) should be referred to the Commission.

Poole (1989) included ABROMIAS Billberg, 1820; SEPTIS Hübner, 1821; XYLOPHASIA Stephens, 1829; HAMA Stephens, 1829; AGROSTOBIA Boie, 1835; CRYMODES Guenée, 1841; SYMA Stephens, 1850; DIMYA Moore, 1882; EURABILA Butler, 1889; ELEEMOSIA Prout, 1901; PROTAGROTIS Hampson, 1903; AGROPERINA Hampson, 1908; TRICHOPLEXIA Hampson, 1908; HETEROMMA Warren, 1911; and HETEROMMIOLA Strand, 1912 as junior synonyms of APAMEA Ochsenheimer, 1816.

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Junior name(s):
Agrostobia Boie, 1835: 325.
Xylophasia Stephens, 1829: 174.

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