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

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Genus:
Holocerina Pinhey, 1956 . J. E. Afr. nat. Hist. Soc. natn. Mus. 23 : 30, 35.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : LUDIINAE

Type-species:
Saturnia smilax Westwood, 1849. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 59. [(of Holocera Felder, 1874)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: [Durban] Port Natal, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

S. smilax was figured by Angas, [1849 December 31], The Kaffirs Illustrated: pl.30, fig.12. According to Waterhouse, 1937, in Duncan, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. (A) 107: 80, the part containing page 59 of Westwood's paper of 1849 was received by the Society on 20 December. In the absence of evidence of the precise date of publication, the Angas work is dated 31 December in accordance with Article 21(b)(ii) of the Code.

Holocerina was established as the objective replacement name for Holocera Felder, 1874.

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Junior name(s):
Bolocera ; Berg, 1899: 381.
Bolocera ; Kirby, 1892: 774.
Holocera Felder, 1874: pl.88, fig.4.


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