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

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Genus:
Elaphria Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 16.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : HADENINAE

Type-species:
Elaphria grata Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 16, figs 71, 72.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Barnes & Benjamin , 1929. Bull. Brooklyn ent. Soc. 24: 181.

Type specimens:
Type(s) - male [U.S.A.]: Georgia [formerly] in Florida, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Incorrect type-species designation: Phalaena morpheus Hufnagel, 1766, a name not originally included in Elaphria, and not linked with one of the original included names when cited by Hampson, 1909, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 8: 299, 357.

Poole (1989) included HAPALOTIS Hübner. 1821; MONODES Guenée, 1852; CARBONA Schaus, 1906; and PSILOMONNODES Warren, 1911 as junior synonyms of ELAPHRIA Hübner, 1818.

Poole (1989) included 128 species in the ge

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Junior name(s):
Agrotis Hübner, 1808: 4.


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