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

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Genus:
Gynanisa Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (5) : 1199 [key]. [Nomenclaturally available but without included nominal species until Walker, 1855 [December 8], ibidem 6: 1267]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : SATURNIINAE

Type-species:
Saturnia isis Duncan [& Westwood], 1841. In: Jardine, Naturalists Libr. 33: 138, pl.13.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

S. isis is a junior subjective synonym of Saturnia maja Klug, 1836, Neue. Schmett. InsektenSamml. K. zool. Mus. Univ. Berlin (1): 7, pl.5, fig.1.

See also: Ancalaespina Wallengren, 1858.

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Junior name(s):
Cyanissa ; Crowley, 1886: 297.


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