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

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Genus:
Feschaeria Oiticica, 1955 . Revta bras. Ent. 3 : 149.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : CASTNIIDAE : CASTNIINAE

Type-species:
Papilio amycus Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 60, pl.227, figs D, E. [(of Schaefferia Houlbert, 1918)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [GUYANA]: Berbice, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

P. amycus is dated from the wrapper of part 19, not from the title-page of volume 3, which is dated 1782.

Feschaeria was established as the objective replacement name for Schaefferia Houlbert, 1918.

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Junior name(s):
Schaefferia Houlbert, 1918: 64, 75, 421.


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