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

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Genus:
Hemeroplanes Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 133.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : DILOPHONOTINI : DILOPHONOTINA

Type-species:
Sphinx triptolemus Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 40, pl.216, fig.F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 647.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemeroplanes Hübner, [1819] 1816 was treated as the senior [subjective] synonym of Leucorhampha Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 by Schreiber, 1978, Biogeographica 10 : 33.

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

S. triptolemus is dated from the wrapper of part 18, not from the title-page of the volume which is dated 1782.

Kitching & Cadiuo (2000) list LEUCORHAMPHA Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 as a junior synonym of HEMEROPLANES Hübner, 1819.

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Junior name(s):
Leucorhampha Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 351 (key), 380.


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