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

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Idnea Herrich-Schäffer, 1858 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : 75, 82.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

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Idnea speculans Herrich-Schäffer, 1858. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: 75, pl.70, figs 399, 400.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Plate 70 of Herrich-schäffer's work was probably issued in 1855 but available evidence demonstrates that the plate was issued without a legend and the names of the species on it should, therefore, be dated from the relevant text. The text was issued in two parts, pages 1-52 in September 1856, the remainder in 1858 (see Fletcher, 1979, in Nye 3: xii-xiv).

Herrich-Schäffer incorrectly attributed both Idnea and speculans to Guenée.

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