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

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Acharia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 124.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Sphinx brunnus Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 81, pl.147, fig.C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 166. [(as 'brunneus')]    [BHLBHL]

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

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

S. brunnus was included in the genus Sesia by Fabricius, 1793, Ent. Syst. 3 (1): 381, where the name was incorrectly spelt as * Brunneus. This incorrect subsequent spelling was emended to * Brunnea by Kirby when he designated the type-species of Acharia.

ACHARIA was included by Hübner in the GLAUCOPES, now ZYGAENIDAE; it was placed in the ARCTIIDAE by Kirby, 1892, ibidem 1: 166; it is here[Fletcher & Nye, loc. cit.] transferred to the LIMACODIDAE.

ACHARIA was included within the subfamily ZYGAENOIDEA: LIMACODIDAE: LIMACODINAE by Epstein et al., in Kristensen (1999).

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