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

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Genus:
Alucita Linnaeus, 1758 . Systema Naturae (Edn 10) 1 : 542.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
ALUCITOIDEA : ALUCITIDAE

Type-species:
Phalaena hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 542.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Int. Commn zool. Nom. , 1957. Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 15: 253 (Opinion 450).    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Placed on the Official List of Generic Names of Zoology: Name No. 1062, with Phalaena hexadactyla designated as type-species under the plenary power of the Commission. Neave, 1939, Nomencl. zool. 1: 129, cited "Alucita Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.: 667" as the first available use of this name.

See also: * Aleucita Chambers, 1878; * Allucita Billberg, 1820; * Alucitina Zeller, 1841; Alucitina Heydenreich, 1851; Euchiradia Hübner, (1825); Orneodes Latreille, (1796); Rhipidophora Hübner, 1822; * Ripidophora Hübner, [1806].

ALUCITA was included within the family ALUCITIDAE by Dugdale et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Aleucita ; Chambers, 1878: 128.
Allucita ; Billberg, 1820: 92.
Alucitina Heydenreich, 1851: 94.
Alucitina Zeller, 1841: [867].
Euchiradia Hübner, 1825: 431.
Orneodes Latreille, 1796: 148.
Rhipidophora Hübner, 1822: 80, 81.


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