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

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Genus:
Acanthonyx Hampson, 1902 . Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2 : 323.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CATOCALINAE

Type-species:
Agrotis marginalis Walker, 1858. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 1700. [(a primary homonym)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Holotype - male (not female as stated) SOUTH AFRICA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Agrotis marginalis Walker, 1858, is a junior primary homonym of Agrotis marginalis Walker, [1857] 1856, ibidem 10: 339, -Noctuidae, Noctuinae. The objective replacement name is Agrotis marginifera Walker, 1865, ibidem 32: 706, but this is a junior subjective synonym of Agrotis varians Wallengren, 1863, Wien. ent. Monatschr. 7: 147. Ctenusa varians (Wallengren) should be used as the valid name.

ACANTHONYX Hampson is junior homonym of ACANTHONYX Latreille, [1828] 1825, Encycl. meth. Hist. nat. 10 (2): 698, -Crustacea. There is no objective replacement name but A. marginalis Walker, 1858, is congeneric with Chalciope carnicolor Hampson, 1902, the type-species of CTENUSA Hampson, 1910. The latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

See: CTENUSA Hampson, 1910.

Poole (1989) included ACANTHONYX Hampson, 1902 as a junior synonym of CTENUSA Hampson, 1910.

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Senior name:
Ctenusa Hampson, 1910: 422.


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