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

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Genus:
Myelobia Herrich-Schäffer, 1854 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.32, figs 150-153.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PYRALOIDEA : CRAMBIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Myelobia pustulata Herrich-Schäffer, 1854. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.32, fig.152.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 877, 878. [(as a junior name of smerintha Hüb.')]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [BRAZIL]: Para, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Kirby cited on page 877 as type-species Morpheis smerintha Hübner, [1821], a nominal species not originally included in Myelobia. At the same time, however, on pages 877, 878, he placed smerintha as a senior synonym of pustulata, a nominal species originally included in Myelobia. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constitutes the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species.

Myelobia pustulata is now treated as a distinct species.

Myelobia was not placed in a family when established; it was placed in the Cossidae by Kirby, 1892, ibidem 1: 877, and still retained in that family, though doubtfully, by Dalla Torre, 1923, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 29: 55; it was placed in the Pyralidae, Galleriinae, by Hampson, 1901, in Ragonot, in Romanoff, Mém. Lépid. 8: 423, and transferred to the Pyralidae, Crambinae by Biezanko, Ruffinelli & Carbonell, 1957, Rev. Fac. agron. Univ. Répub. Urug. 46: 24, on the advice of Dr W.T.M. Forbes.

Fletcher & Nye (1984, Generic Names of Moths of the World) stated:-

Kirby cited on page 877 as type-species Morpheis smerintha Hübner, [1821] a nominal species not originally included in Myelobia. At the same time however, Kirby placed smerintha as a senior subjective synonym of pustulata, a nominal species originally included in Myelobia. Under the Code, Article 69(a)(iv), this designation constituted the fixation of the originally included nominal species as the type-species.

Myelobia was not placed in a family when established; it was placed in the Cossidae by Kirby, 1892 ibidem 1: 877, and still retained in that family, though doubtfully, by Dalla Torre, 1923, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. (29): 55; it was placed in the Pyralidae Galleriinae by Hampson, 1901, Rogonot in Romanoff Mém. Lépid. 8: 423, and transferred to the Pyralidae Crambinae by Forbes, 1926, Jl N. Y. ent. Soc. 34: 333.

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