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

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Genus:
Agonista Rogenhöfer, 1875 . Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2(Abt. 2) : pl.113.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Unnecessary Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Erebus endoleucus Guérin-Méneville, 1844. Iconog. Régne Anim. Cuvier 3(Insectes): 521. [(of LYGNIODES Guenée, 1852)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1913. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 12: 267.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) JAVA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Proposed, unnecessarily, as an objective replacement name for Lygniodes Guenée, 1852, which Rogenhofer considered to be a junior homonym of Lignyodes Schoenherr, 1833, Genera Species Curculionidum 1 (1):19, - Coleoptera. Some authors including Neave, 1939, Nomencl. zool. 1:92, have attributed Agonista to Felder. In the original description opposite pl.113 it is given as 'Agonista n.g. Roghf.'

See: LYGNIODES Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included AGONISTA Rogenhofer, 1874 as a junior synonym of LYGNIODES Guenée, 1852.

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Senior name:
Lygniodes Guenée, 1852: 123.


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