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

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Leucomelas Hampson, 1913 . Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 12 : 6 [key].    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Agnomonia juvenilis Bremer, 1861. Bull. Acad. imp. Sci. St Petersb. 3: 495.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Warren , 1913. Gross-Schmett. Erde. 3: 342.

Type specimens:
Syntypes [U.S.S.R.]: Amur, Bureja Mts; and between the Ussuri mouth and the lake, (? Depository)..

Nye (1975) stated:-

Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Warren, 1913 April 5th, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 3: 342. Leucomelas was made available by Hampson, 1913 [January 30th], in a Key to Genera, but it was not until the next volume (Hampson, 1913 [November 19th], ibidem 13:44) that Hampson gave the full generic description and included a single species (Agnomonia juvenilis Bremer), designated as type-species. In between the publication of Hampson's volume 12 and 13, Warren used Leucomelas for the same species and designated it as type-species. The exact dates of publication of Hampson's catalogues are taken from Collins, 1962, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (13) 5: 126. The date of publication of the part of Seitz containing page 342 was stated on page 341 as being 1913 April 5th in both the German and the English editions.

Poole (1989) included only 1 species in the genus LEUCOMELAS.

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