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

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Genus:
Lophostethus Butler, 1876 . Trans. zool. Soc. Lond. 9 : 585.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : SMERINTHINAE : SMERINTHINI

Type-species:
Sphinx dumolinii Angas, 1849. The Kafirs illustrated : pl.30, fig.11.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but included by Butler as *demolinii, an incorrect subsequent spelling)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Natal, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Lophostethus was established as the objective replacement name for Euclea Boisduval, [1875].

References by authors to the publication of the name Sphinx dumolinii earlier than that of Angas probably derive from an illustration of the species, based on a specimen from Senegal supplied by Boisduval, published with only the vernacular name Smérinthe Dumolin by Latreille, 1830, in Cuvier, Règne Animal (Edn 2) 3: 438 and footnote, pl.20, fig.1.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list EUCLEA Boisduval, 1875 as a junior name of LOPHOSTETHUS Butler, 1876.

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Junior name(s):
Euclea Boisduval, 1875: 14.


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