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

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Genus:
Ancistrota Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 149.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SATURNIIDAE : HEMILEUCINAE

Type-species:
Ancistrota plagia Hübner, 1819. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 149. [; [1819] 1823, Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[38], figs 213, 214 (published without legend)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 735.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) SURINAM: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Cited by Hübner, 1823, Zuträge ... Schmett. 2: 9

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Ancistrota was established for two included nominal species, Ancistrota plagia Hübner, [1819] (Saturniidae, Hemileucinae), and Ancistrota flavifuscula Hübner, [1819] (Bombycidae of authors, now Apatelodidae); the latter was established as an objective replacement name for Phalaena flavaria Cramer, 1780. Almeida, 1943, Bolm Mus. nac. Rio de J. (N.S., Zool.) 7: 1, stated incorrectly that Ancistrota plagia Hübner, [1819], was a nomen nudum and that Ancistrota flavifuscula should therefore be the type-species of Ancistrota Hübner, [1819], by monotypy. When Ancistrota plagia Hübner, [1819] was established, however, Hübner referred to two figures of the species that had already been published (but without legend) in [1819] 1823, Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[38], figs 213, 214; the reference to the published figures constitutes an indication under the Code, Article 16(a)(i), and thus satisfies the criteria of availability under Article 12.


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