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

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Genus:
Hemerophanes Collenette, 1953 . Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (12) 6 : 571.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : LYMANTRIIDAE

Type-species:
Dasycampa ianthina Janse, 1915. Ann. Transv. Mus. 5: 26, pl.3, figs 3, 4. [(of Dasycampa Janse, 1915)]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) SOUTH AFRICA: Barberton and Woodbush Village, (? Depository)..

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

D. ianthina is a junior subjective synonym of Heteronygia flammeola Distant, 1899, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 4:360.

Hemerophanes was proposed as the objective replacement name for Dasycampa Janse, 1915, but Collenette cited as type-species, H. flammeola Distant, the senior subjective synonym of the type-species.

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Junior name(s):
Dasycampa Janse, 1915: 25.


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