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

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Lepidodelta Viette, 1967 . Faune Madagascar 20 : 502.

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Delta stolifera Saalmüller, 1891. In: Boisduval & Guenée, Lepid. Madagascar : 264, fig.101. [(of Delta Saalmüller, 1891)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Holotype - female MADAGASCAR: Nossi Bé I., (FNS, Frankfurt)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Lepidodelta was proposed as the objective replacement name for Delta Saalmüller, 1891.

Poole (1989) included LEPIDODELTA in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE, subsequently restricted to the genus AMPHIPYRA by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999). Other genera formerly treated in the subfamily AMPHIPYRINAE are treated as HADENINAE by Kitching & Rawlins (loc. cit.).

Poole (1989) included DELTA Saalmüller, 1891 (preoccupied) as a junior synonym of LEPIDODELTA Viette, 1967.

Poole (1989) included 3 species in the genus LEPIDODELTA.

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Junior name(s):
Delta Saalmüller, 1891: 263.

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