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

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Fumea Haworth, 1828 . Lepid. Br. : 590.

Junior Homonym & Unnecessary Replacement

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
TINEOIDEA : PSYCHIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Tinea nitidella Hübner, 1796. Samml. eur. Schmett. 8: 15, pl.1 fig.6. [(but cited as casta Pallas) (of FUMARIA Haworth, 1811)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 523. [(as a junior name of casta Pallas)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Established unnecessarily as an objective replacement name for Fumaria Haworth, 1811, which is not preoccupied in Zoological nomenclature.

Fumea was again proposed by Haworth, 1828, Lepid. Br.: 590, as an objective replacement name for Fumaria Haworth, 1811.

Treated as a junior synonym of Psyche by Davis & Robinson in Kristensen (1999).

FUMEA was included within the family PSYCHIDAE by Davis & Robinson, in Kristensen (1999).

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Senior name:
Fumaria Haworth, 1811: 473.

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