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

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Genus:
Nelphe Herrich-Schäffer, 1858 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : 74. [(but attributed to Boisduval, an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Charidea confinis Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: pl.51, fig.277.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 172. [(but attributed to Boisduval, an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) BRAZIL: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

Nelphe was first published in the synonymy of Charidea Dalman, 1816, but was subsequently treated by Kirby, 1892, ibidem 1: 172, as a valid name with Herrich-Schäffer as author and is therefore nomenclaturally available under the Code, Article 11(d).

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