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

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Genus:
Epicorsia Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 24.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : PYRAUSTINAE

Type-species:
Epicorsia mellinalis Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 24, pl.[24], figs 137, 138.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Munroe , 1958. Can. Ent. 90: 293.

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Incorrect type-species: (1)Pyralis nyctemeralis Hübner, [1809], a nominal species not originally included in Epicorsia and not linked with one of the originally included nominal species when designated by Shibuya, 1928 J. Fac. Agric. Hokkaido imp. Univ. 22: 280. (2) Pyralis repandalis [Denis & Schiffmüller], 1775, a nominal species not originally included in Epicorsia and not linked with one of the originally included nominal species when designated by Pierce & Metcalfe, 1938, Genitalia Bri Pyrales Deltoids and Plumes: 58; and by Marion, 1957, Entomologiste 13: 84.

See also: * Episcorsia Hübner, [1826].

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats EPICORSIA in the CRAMBIDAE: PYRAUSTINAE.

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Junior name(s):
Episcorsia ; Hübner, 1826: 57.


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