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

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Epithisanotia Kiriakoff, 1976 . Tierreich 99 : 32.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Eudryas sanctaejohannis Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 144.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation . [(but cited as E. sanctijohannis Stephens, a nomen nudum)]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male NEOTROPICS: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. Type-locality stated to be [Great Britain]: [England], Horsleydown, but all specimens other than the holotype are from tropical America

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

E. sanctaejohannis was proposed as * Stae.Johannis which under the Code, Article 26(d), must be written in full and both words united. E.sanctaejohannis was first known as * E. sti.Johannis Stephens, 1850, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 5: 312, a nomen nudum based on the same species as E. sanctaejohannis Walker but described only as `an exquisitely beautiful nondescript species of Eudryas'.

Epithisanotia in the Agaristidae is cited here as it was not included in Nye, 1975, Generic Names Moths World 1.

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