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

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Milionia Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 364.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena glaucans Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen : 21. [(the objective replacement name for Phalaena glauca Stoll, 1781; see Notes)]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1895. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 3: 312.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Syntype(s) [INDONESIA]: [Moluccas], Isle d'Amboine [Amboina], (? Depository)..

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. glaucans was proposed by Stoll as the objective replacement name for Phalaena glauca Stoll, 1781, in Cramer, ibidem 4: 152, 249, pl.368, fig.D, a junior primary homonym of Phalaena glauca Cramer, 1777, ibidem 2: 17, 149, pl.107, fig.E. The type-species was included by Walker and designated by Hampson as glauca Cramer, an incorrect authorship. Attention to this synonymy was drawn by Prout, 1929, Treubia 7: 445 (footnote).

This genus was originally proposed in the Lithosiidae (now Arctiidae), but has since been transferred to the Geometridae; its first published use in this family appears to have been by Butler, 1881, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 8: 381.

Parsons et al. (1999) included BIZARDA Walker, 1865 [February]; and CNISSOCNEMA Bryk, 1913 as junior synonyms of MILIONIA Walker, 1854 [May 13].

Parsons et al. (1999) included 86 species and 40 subspecies (inc. nominates) in the genus MILIONIA.

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