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

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Genus:
Leocyma Guenée, 1852 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 6 : 212.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : NOLIDAE : CHLOEPHORINAE

Type-species:
Leocyma appollinis Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins. 6: 212.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1912. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 11: 661.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Holotype - male [SOUTHERN AFRICA]: `je la crois africaine', (BMNH, London)..

Notes:
Nye (1975) stated:-

Incorrect type-species designation: Bombyx tibialis Fabricius, 1775, a name not, originally included in Leocyma, and not linked with one of the, originally included names when cited by Hampson, 1894, Fauna Br. India (Moths) 2: 288. The same comments apply when B. tibialis was again cited by Hampson, 1902, Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 2: 298

See also: Thiganusa Walker, 1865.

Poole (1989) included THIGANUSA Walker, 1865 as a junior synonym of LEOCYMA Guenée, 1852.

Poole (1989) included 7 species in the genus LEOCYMA.

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