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

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Genus:
Isoctenia Felder, 1874 . Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2(Abt. 2) : pl.99, fig.15.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : LYMANTRIIDAE

Type-species:
Isoctenia quadristrigata Felder, 1874. In: Felder & Rogenhofer, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(Abt.2): pl.99, fig.15.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [FRENCH GUIANA]: [FRENCH GUIANA] Guyana gall., (? Depository).. Cited by Felder, 1875, ibidem 2 (Abt.2) Erklärung to pls 75-107: 6

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

I. quadristrigata is a junior subjective synonym of Turuenna dirphoides Walker, 1865, the type-species of Turuenna Walker, 1865.
Felder, 1874, in his script legends to his plates, did not distinguish between the capital letters I and J; the spelling Isoctenia has been adopted by authors.

Isoctenia when established was not placed in a family; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 834; and placed in the Lymantriidae by Bork, 1934, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 62: 323

See also: Turuenna Walker, 1865.

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Junior name(s):
Jsoctenia ; Felder, 1875: Erklärung to pls 75-107: 6.


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