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

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Genus:
Dichromia Guenée, 1854 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 8 : 18.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HYPENINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena orosia Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 149, pl.275, fig.D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1885. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 220. [(but included as `D. orosialis Cr.', an unjustified emendation of Guenée, 1854)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntypes [INDIA]: Coromandel Coast, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

P. orosia is a junior subjective synonym of Noctua sagitta Fabricius, 1775. Syst. Ent.: 597.

Dichromia Guenée, 1854 was treated as a valid genus and brought out of synonymy by Lodl, 1994, Nota Lepidopterologica 16 (3-4) : 249 and Beck, 1996, Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 36 : 25.

Poole (1989) included ERICHILA Billberg, 1820 (as ERCHILA Billberg, 1820); HERPYZON Hübner, 1825; BOMOLOCHA Hübner, 1825; OPHIUCHE Hübner, 1825; DICHROMIA Guenée, 1852; BADAUSA Walker, 1964; PELIALA Walker, 1865; PHANASPA Walker, 1866; PLATHYPENA Grote, 1873; EUHYPENA Grote, 1873; MEGHYPENA Grote, 1873; MACRHYPENA Grote, 1873; MATHURA Moore, 1882; APANDA Moore, 1882; HYPOEPA Moore, 1889; NESAMIPTIS Meyrick, 1899; ANEPISCHETOS Smith, 1900; and PLACEROBELA Turner, 1903 as junior synonyms of HYPENA Schrank, 1802.

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