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

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Genus:
Microgiton Felder, 1874 . Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2(Abt. 2) : pl.103, figs 17, 18.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Microgiton selene Felder, 1874. In: Felder & Rogenhofer, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(Abt.2): pl.103, fig.17.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1898. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 467. [(as a junior name of submacula Wlk.)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (? Depository).. Cited by Felder, 1875, ibidem 2 (Abt.2) Erklärung to pls 75-107: 6

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

but cited as Virbia submacula Walker, 1854, a nominal species not originally included in Microgiton. Hampson, however, placed submacula as the senior synonym of selene, a nominal species originally included in Microgiton. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included name as the type-species.

M. selene is a junior subjective synonym of Virbia submacula Walker, 1854, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 2: 472.

See also: Teracotona Butler, 1878.

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