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

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Genus:
Epipyrops Westwood, 1876 , in Bowring & Westwood. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1876 : 522.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
ZYGAENOIDEA : EPIPYROPIDAE

Type-species:
Epipyrops anomala Westwood, 1876. In: Bowring & Westwood, Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 522, pl.7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

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

A junior homonym of Epipyrops Bowring, 1852, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (2) 2 (Proc.): 5, - Lepid., Epipyropidae. There is no objective replacement name but E. anomala Westwood, 1876, and E. anomala Bowring, 1852, although not objective synonyms based on the same type-specimen are certainly conspecific. Epipyrops Bowring, 1852, is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Senior name:
Epipyrops Bowring, 1852: 5.


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