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

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Genus:
Amalea Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 100, 101. [(but attributed to Zetterstedt, an incorrect authorship)[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 20, 21.]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : LITHOSIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena mundana Linnaeus, 1761. Fauna Suecica : 349.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included by Herrich-Schäffer as munda [Fabricius, 1793], an unjustified emendation)]

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

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

Amalea was included by Herrich-Schaffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-132. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer. oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52. The title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979, in Nye 3 under Dates of some important Publications.

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Senior name:
Nudaria Haworth, 1809: 156.


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