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

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Genus:
Gymnelia Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 152.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Glaucopis laennus Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 154.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 136.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) BRAZIL: Rio [de] Janeiro, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Gymnelia Walker probably originated from Boisduval who attributed it to himself in Boisduval, 1870, Considerations L├ępid. Guatemala: 80. Gymnelia was established as a subgenus of Glaucopis Fabricius, 1807, in the `Zygaenides', now Zygaenidae; it was placed in the Syntomidae, now Ctenuchidae, by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 189.

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Junior name(s):
Bombiliodes Hampson, 1898: xii (index), 24 (key), 179.
Bombyliodes ; Neave, 1939: 449.


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