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

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Genus:
Anthocroca ; Zeller, 1882 . Nomencl. zool. (Suppl. List) : 25. [Not a nomenclaturally available name.]

Status:
Incorrect Citation

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : BOMBYCIDAE : BOMBYCINAE

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Bertkau, 1879, Ber. wiss. Leist. Geb. Ent. 1877/1878: 506, attributed to Zeller and listed in the Tortricina two new genera and four new species of Lepidoptera that Butler had described in the Bombycidae in 1878, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1878: 78, 79. Butler's new genera and new species were listed with new genera and new species that Zeller had described in 1877, Horae Soc. ent. ross. 13.

Anthocroca, one of the two Butler generic names incorrectly attributed to Zeller by Bertkau, has been listed as `Anthocroca Zeller' by Scudder, 1882, Nomencl. zool. (Suppl. List): 25; by Scudder, 1882, Univ. Index Genera Zool.: 21; by Schulze, Kükental & Heider, 1926, in Kuhlgatz, Nomencl. Anim. Gen. et Subgen. 1: 207; and by Neave, 1939, Nomencl. zool. 1: 225.

Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Not a nomenclaturally available name.

Bertkau, 1879, Ber. wiss. Leist. Geb. Ent. 1877-1878: 506, attributed to Zeller and listed in the Tortricina two new genera and four new species of Lepidoptera that Butler had described in the Bombycidae in 1878, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1878: 78, 79. Butler's new genera and new species were listed with new genera and new species that Zeller had described in 1877, Horae Soc. ent. ross. 13.

Anthocroca in the Apatelodidae is one of the two Butler generic names incorrectly attributed to Zeller by Bertkau and has been listed as "Anthocroca Zeller" by Scudder, 1882, Nomencl. zool. (Suppl. List): 25; by Scudder, 1882, Univ. Index Genera Zool.: 21; by Schulze, Kükental & Heider, 1926, in Kuhlgatz, Nomencl. Anim. Gen. et Subgen. 1: 207; and by Neave, 1939, Nomencl. zool. 1: 225, as "Anthocroca Zeller, 1877, Horae Soc. ent. ross. 13: 79..." but at this reference the name does not occur.

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Senior name:
Epia Hübner, 1820: 188.


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