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

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Genus:
Gorgone Hübner, 1821 . Samml. exot. Schmett. : [5].

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOCTUIDAE : CALPINAE

Type-species:
Ascalapha orphna Hübner, 1816. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl.[195], figs 1-4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Syntypes - male & female [CENTRAL AMERICA]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

A. orphana is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena angusta Stoll, 1782, in Cramer, Uitlandsche Kapellen 4: 227, pl. 397, fig. F.

Poole (1989) included GORGONE in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included APISTIS Hübner, 1823; APISTUS Agassiz, 1847; HYPENARIA Guenée, 1852; and PLAXIA Guenée, 1852 as junior synonyms of GORGONE Hübner, 1821.

Poole (1989) included 40 species in the genus GORGONE.

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Junior name(s):
Gorgonia ; Hübner, 1823: 270.


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