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

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Genus:
Nephele Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 133.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : MACROGLOSSINA

Type-species:
Sphinx didyma Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 543.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 680.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list ORNEUS Hübner, 1824 and ZONILIA Walker, 1856 as junior synonyms of NEPHELE Hübner, 1819.

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Junior name(s):
Nephile ; Butler, 1879: 393.


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