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

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Herminia Latreille, 1802 , in Sonnini. Hist. nat. gén. particulière Crustacés Insectes 3 : 413.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena ventilabris Fabricius, 1787. Mantissa Ins. 2: 216.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Duponchel , 1831. In: Godart & Duponchel, Hist. nat. Lépid. Papillons Fr. 8(2): 8. [(but cited as tarsiplumalis Hübner, 1796 which on page 31 was placed as the senior synonym of *`ventilabre Latr.,' an incorrect subsequent spelling and authorship)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [AUSTRIA]: [Karnten Prov], Carinthia, (? Depository).. (Type(s) not found by Zimsen, 1964, Type Material of I. C. Fabricius.: 552)

Nye (1975) stated:-

The citation by Duponchel is acceptable as a type-species designation as it is contained in the continuation of a layout in which Duponchel stated, in the same work 7 (2): 102, that the species so cited were the types of genera. P. ventilabris is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena tarsicrinalis Knoch, 1782, Beitr. Insekt. 2: 75, pl. 4, figs 1-12.

See Frontispiece, fig. 6, Herminia tarsicrinalis (Knoch), male.

Incorrect type-species designation: Crambus barbatus Fabricius, 1798, and Phalaena tentacularis Linnaeus, 1758. Neither of these names were originally included in Herminia, nor were they linked with one of the originally included names when cited by Latreille, 1810, Considerations générales sur l'Ordre natural des Animaux: 411. The Int. Commn zool. Nom., 1939, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 2 (Opinion 136): 15, have ruled that the designation can be accepted in the case of the 'Table des genres avec l'indication de l'espéce qui leur sert de type' forming part of Latreille's 1810 work if one only of the species originally included in the genus was cited even though other species not originally included were also cited.

Poole (1989) included HERMINIA Latreille, 1802; PECHIPOGO Hübner, 1825; POGONITIS Sodoffsky, 1837; PECHYPOGON Agassiz, 1847; ZANCLOGNATHA Lederer, 1857; HIPOEPA Walker, 1859; MEGACHYTA Grote, 1873; PITYOLITA Grote, 1873; CLEPTOMITA Grote, 1873; MESOPLECTRA Butler, 1879; and ADRAPSOIDES Matsumura, 1925 as junior synonyms of POLYPOGON Schrank, 1802.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus HERMINIA.

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Junior name(s):
Herminea ; Sodoffsky, 1837: [91].
Pogonitis Sodoffsky, 1837: [91], [97].

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