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

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Genus:
Meganoton Boisduval, 1875 , in Boisduval & GuenĂ©e. Hist. nat. Ins. 1 : 58.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : SPHINGINAE : SPHINGINI

Type-species:
Macrosila nyctiphanes Walker, 1856. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 209.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 682. [(but included by Boisduval as 'nyctiphanes Boid.', an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BANGLADESH]: Sylhet, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Butler, 1876, Trans. zool. Soc. Lond. 9: 513, quoting a letter from the author, stated that Boisduval's work was published on 22.ii.1875.

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