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

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Genus:
Halysidota Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 170.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena tessellaris Smith, 1797. In: Smith & Abbot, Nat. Hist. lepid. Ins. Georgia 2: 149, pl.75.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 210.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Georgia, (? Depository)..

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

Included by Hübner as `Halisidota Tesselaris Abb.', an incorrect (of a multiple) original spelling of the generic name, and an incorrect subsequent spelling of the specific name, by subsequent designation by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 209, but cited as * Halisidota, an incorrect (of a multiple) original spelling.

Halysidota was the spelling adopted by Berg, 1882, An. Soc. cient. argent. 13: 214, as first reviser, from a multiple original spelling which included both Halysidota and * Halisidota. Hübner opened his list of species with the heading `... Halysidota the Latin plural of Halysidota; he then included three species, the first being cited as `Halisidota Tesselaris Abb.'.

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Junior name(s):
Alisidota ; Agassiz, 1847: 15, 172.
Alysidota ; Agassiz, 1847: 15, 172.
Halesidota ; Walker, 1855: 732.
Halisidota ; Hübner, 1819: 170.


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