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

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Agrophila Boisduval, 1840 . Genera Index meth. Eur. Lepid. : 175.

Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Phalaena sulphuralis Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), 1: 881.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Blanchard , 1840. Hist. nat. Ins. (Insectes), 3: 522. [(as a junior name of `sulphurea Hübn.', an incorrect authorship of Noctua sulphurea [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, a name originally included in Agrophila and also an unjustified emendation of sulphuralis Linnaeus)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Nye (1975) stated:-

Agrophila is a junior objective synonym of Emmelia Hübner, [1821].

See: EMMELIA Hübner, [1812] 1816.

Poole (1989) included EROTYLA Hübner, 1822; and AGROPHILA Boisduval, 1840 as junior synonyms of EMMELIA Hübner, 1821.

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Senior name:
Emmelia Hübner, 1821: 254.

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