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

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Genus:
Episteme Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 180.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : AGARISTINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena lectrix Linnaeus, 1764. Mus. Lud. Ulr. Reg. : 389.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

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

Episteme has been used as the original generic name for species now placed in the Arctiidae.

Further information in Nye, 1975, Generic Names Moths World 1: 182.

Poole (1989) included EUSEMIA Dalman, 1825 as a junior synonym of EPISTEME Hübner, 1820.

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Junior name(s):
Emesia ; Waterhouse, 1885: pl.155, figs 3, 4.
Epysteme ; Hübner, 1831: 31.
Eusemia Dalman, 1825: 26.


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