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

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Genus:
Lenyra Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (8) : 71.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : SESIIDAE : SESIINAE : SESIINI

Type-species:
Lenyra ashtaroth Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 71.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BANGLADESH]: Sylhet, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Lenyra ashtaroth Walker, 1856, is a junior secondary homonym and a junior subjective synonym of Trochilium ashtaroth Westwood, 1847, Cabinet orient. Ent.: 14, pl.6, fig.5; there is no objective replacement name, but T. ashtaroth Westwood, 1847, is available for use as a subjective replacement name.

Under the species heading of Lenyra ashtaroth, Walker cited in synonymy `Trochilium Ashtaroth, Westw. MSS' in the mistaken belief that the Westwood name was still a manuscript name.

See also Checklist of the Sesiidae of the world (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) by Dr. Franz PĆ¼hringer.

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