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

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Genus:
Nyceryx Boisduval, 1875 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 1 : 16.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : DILOPHONOTINI : DILOPHONOTINA

Type-species:
Ambulyx hyposticta Felder, 1874. In: Felder & Rogenhofer, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (9), 2(Abt.2): pl.77, figs 2, 3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [COLOMBIA]: Bogota; and `N. Granada', (? Depository).. Cited by Felder, 1875, ibidem 2 (Abt.2) Erklärung to pls 75-107: 1.

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Butler, 1876, Trans. zool. Soc. Lond. 9: 513, quoting a letter from the author, stated that Boisduval's work was published on 22.ii.1875.

NYCERYX was included within the subfamily SPHINGIDAE: MACROGLOSSINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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