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

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Genus:
Microsphinx Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 . Novit. zool. 9(Suppl. Part 1) : 500 [key], 593.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : MACROGLOSSINA

Type-species:
Pterogon pumilum Boisduval, 1875. In: Boisduval & GuenĂ©e, Hist. nat. Ins. 1: 312, pl.9, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [SOUTH AFRICA]: Caffraria, Zululand, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Pterogon pumilum was earlier published as a nomen nudum by Boisduval, 1847, in Delegorgue, Voyage Afr. australe 2: 594.

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