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

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Genus:
Microsphecia Bartel, 1912 . Gross-Schmett. Erde. 2 : 414.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
COSSOIDEA : SESIIDAE : TINTHIINAE : PARAGLOSSECIINI

Type-species:
Sphinx tineiformis Esper, 1793. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen : 9, pl.38, fig.4.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [ITALY]: Florence, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Microsphecia Bartel, 1912 is a replacement name for Paranthrene Hübner, 1819; Laine, 1978, Les sesies ou Aegeriidae, Bulletin de Liaison de L'Association Entomologique D'Evereux (2) : 18.

See also Checklist of the Sesiidae of the world (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) by Dr. Franz Pühringer.

Learn more about Sesiidae in Wikipedia

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to MICROSPHECIA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Paranthrena ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1846: 58.
Paranthrene Hübner, 1819: 128.
Parathrene ; Busck, 1909: 117 (key).
Sciapteron Staudinger, 1854: 43.
Sciopterum ; Bartel, 1912: 376.


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