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

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Evergestis Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 354.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pyralis margaritalis Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 123.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Warren , 1892. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6), 9: 433. [(but cited as extimalis Scop. in Euergestis, an incorrect subsequent spelling, and cited as P. extimalis)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Warren cited as type-species Phalaena extimalis Scopoli, 1763, a nominal species not originally included in Evergestis. At the same time however, Warren placed extimalis as a senior synonym of `margaritalis, Hüb. Verz. p.354', a nominal species originally included in Evergestis. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as type-species.

See also: Euergestis Rebel, 1906; Pionea Guenée, [1845].

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats EVERGESTIS in the CRAMBIDAE: EVERGESTINAE.

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Junior name(s):
Euergestis ; Rebel, 1906: 226.
Euergestis ; Warren, 1892: 433.
Pionea Guenée, 1845: 203.

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