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

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Nausinoe Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 363.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena pueritia Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 128, pl.264, fig.F (not fig.E as stated in text).    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1886. Lepid. Ceylon 3: 309. [(but included by Hübner and cited by Moore as neptis Cramer)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

(but included by Hübner and cited by Moore as neptis Cramer; see below). Hübner, Moore and several other authors have been misled by the incorrect figure references cited by Cramer for two species that he described in (1780) ibidem 3: 128, and figured on plate 264. Phalaena pueritia (Pyralidae), described as 'Phal. Pyralis', is represented by figure F, not by figure E, as cited in Cramer's text. Phalaena neptis (Noctuidae), described as 'Phal. Noct. ' is represented by figure E, not by figure F, as stated in Cramer's text. Because of the transposition of the figure references and the consequent linking of the name neptis with the pyralid illustration Phalaena neptis Cramer, (1780), has been incorrectly used in the Pyralidae. The wrapper of part 22 of Cramer's work, which included Phalaena pueritia and Phalaena neptis, is dated 1779 but the I.C.Z.N., 1958, Opin. Decl. int. Commn zool. Nom. 19 (Opinion 516): 42, has shown that the part could not have been published before 1780. The two names are there.

Shaffer (pers. comm.) treats NAUSINOE in the CRAMBIDAE: SPILOMELINAE.

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Junior name(s):
Phalangiodes Guenée, 1854: 278.

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