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

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Genus:
Epipyrops Bowring, 1852 , in Westwood. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (n.s.) 2(Proc.) : 5.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : EPIPYROPIDAE

Type-species:
Epipyrops anomala Bowring, 1852. In: Westwood, Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (n.s.), 2: 5.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [HONG KONG]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) and Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Epipyrops anomala was very briefly but sufficiently characterised for the names to be regarded under the Code as nomenclaturally available. Twenty four years later the same genus and species were both much more fully described as new by Westwood.

Epipyrops when established was not placed in a family; it was placed in the 'Arctiidarum', now Arctiidae, by Westwood, 1876, in Bowring & Westwood, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1876; 522; it was placed in the Liparidae, now Lymantriidae, by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 490; it was transferred to the Limacodidae by Sharp, 1899, in Harmer & Shipley, Cambridge nat. Hist. 6: 404; and was placed in the Epipyropidae by Dyar, [1903] 1902, Bull. U.S. natn. Mus. 52: 359.

See also: Fulgoraecia Newman, 1851.

EPIPYROPS was included within the family EPIPYROPIDAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Epipyrops Westwood, 1876: 522.


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