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

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Macrobrochis Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 95 [key], 97. [Available but without included species until [1856].]    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Macrobrochis interstitialis Herrich-Schäffer, 1856. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, 15, 17. pl.93, fig.531.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: `Ind.' or, (? Depository)..

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

M. interstitialis is a junior subjective synonym of Lithosia gigas Walker, 1854, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 2: 494. Macrobrochis was included by Herrich-Schäffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-132. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zoo.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer. oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52. The title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given by Fletcher, 1979, in Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3 under Dates of some important Publications.

MACROBROCHIS was included within the subfamily ARCTIIDAE: LITHOSIINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Isares Herrich-Schäffer, 1858: 72, 84.

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