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

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Genus:
Epidesma Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 176.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Phalaena ursula Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 107, pl.345, fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 180.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

P. ursula is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1782.

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Junior name(s):
Desmotricha Hampson, 1911: 396.
Trichodesma Hampson, 1898: xix (index), 31 (key), 451.


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