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

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Genus:
Hyperchiria Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 155.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : HEMILEUCINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena nausica Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 96, pl.249, figs D, E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 782.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

The name of the type-species was spelt both as * Nauzica and as nausica on page 96; in the index to volume 3, on page 175 published in 1780, Cramer spelt the name as * Nauzica. The spelling nausica has had universal usage and is adopted in this catalogue.

P. nausica is dated from the wrapper of part 21, not from the title-page of volume 3 which is dated 1782.

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Junior name(s):
Hypochera ; Thomson, 1886: 2.


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