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

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Haploa Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 182.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena clymene Brown, 1776. New Illust. Zool. : 96, pl.[38].

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1901. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3: 492.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) U.S.A.: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Type-locality cited as Ceylon, but this was probably an error as clymene Brown is distributed only in U.S.A.

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Invalid type-species: Bombyx colona Hübner, [1803], a nominal species not originally included in Haploa, and not linked with one of the originally included nominal species when cited by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 252. In his synonymy of colona, Kirby included Noctua clymene Esper, 1794, a secondary homonym of P. clymene Brown. Kirby did cite P. clymene Brown as a separate species so his designation of colona Hübner was probably an inadvertent error.

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