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

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Genus:
Macropia Costa, 1836 . Fauna Regno Napoli (Lepid.) : [196].

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
CHOREUTOIDEA : CHOREUTIDAE : CHOREUTINAE

Type-species:
Tortrix nemorana Hübner, 1799. Samml. eur. Schmett. 7: pl.1 fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Heppner , 1978. Pan-Pacif. Ent. 54: 159. [(but cited as Asopia incisalis Treitschke, 1828 Schmett. Eur. 6 (2): 317)]

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Macropia was established as a subgenus of Asopia Treitsche, 1828; Costa did not list any originally included species by name but noted that all the species of Treitschke's Asopia Fam.B belonged in the new subgenus. The third species in Fam.B was cited by Treitschke as incisalis with Tortrix nemorana Hübner, [1799], placed in synonymy. Following the custom at that time, Treitschke made all valid species names of the group end in -alis; the second species in Fam.B was Pyralis nemoralis Hübner, [1796].

Treitschke could not emend T. nemorana to nemoralis as it would have become a homonym, he therefore replaced nemorana with incisalis. A. incisalis is thus a junior objective synonym of T. nemorana. Under the Code, Article 67(e), the senior objective synonym is to be cited as the name of the type-species.

Nye & Fletcher (1991, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

Macropia was established to denote a subgenus of Asopia Treitschke, 1828. Costa did not list any originally included species by name but noted that all species of Treitschke's Asopia Fam.B belonged in the new subgenus.

The third species in Fam.B was cited by Treitschke as incisalis with Tortrix nemorana Hübner, [1799], placed in synonymy. Following the custom at the time, Treitschke made all valid species names of the group end in -alis; the second species in Fam.B is Pyralis memoralis Hübner, [1796]. Treitschke could not emend T. nemorana to nemoralis as it would have to become a homonym, he therefore replaced nemorana with incisalis. A. incisalis is thus a junior objective synonym of T. nemorana. Under the Code (Edn 2), Article 67(e), the senior objective synonym is to be cited as the name of the type-species and this was done in the Macropia Costa entry in Generic Names Moths World 4: 95. Under the Code (Edn 3), Article 67(d), it could be argued that Asopia incisalis should now be cited, but as the latter is merely an unnecessary replacement name it makes no taxonomic difference.

See also: Entomoloma Ragonot, 1875.

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Junior name(s):
Entomoloma Ragonot, 1875: xliii.


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