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

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Genus:
Falcaria Haworth, 1809 . Lepid. Br. : 152.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
DREPANOIDEA : DREPANIDAE : DREPANINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena lacertinaria Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 519.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 733.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [EUROPE]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Included by Haworth as lacertula Hübner, an incorrect authorship; Bombyx lacertula [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung syst. Werkes Schmett. Wienergegend: 64 is an unjustified emendation of P. lacertinaria Linnaeus, 1758.

Falcaria is dated from the wrapper, not from the title-page which is dated 1803.

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Junior name(s):
Prionia Hübner, 1819: 151.


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