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

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Habershonia Nye, 1975 . Generic Names Moths World 1 : 226.

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena areos Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 50, pl.130, fig.D. [(of Brachyblemma Hampson, 1926)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) WEST INDIES: [Virgin Is], St. Thomas I., (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. areos is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1779.

This name is proposed in honour of Mr Mark A. K. Habershon in appreciation of his unstinted assistance during the compilation of this catalogue.

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

Poole (1989) included BRACHYBLEMMA Hampson, 1926 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of HABERSHONIA Nye, 1975.

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Junior name(s):
Brachyblemma Hampson, 1926: 119.

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