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

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Genus:
Nyctalemon Dalman, 1825 . K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (1b) 1824(2) : 407.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : URANIIDAE : URANIINAE

Type-species:
Papilio patroclus Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 462.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 17.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

This genus was erected by Dalman in a revision of the genus Castnia , at that time erroneously believed to be a genus of butterflies. He placed two species in Nyctalemon, both of which were originally described as being butterflies, namely Papilio orontes Linnaeus, 1767, and Papilio patroclus Linnaeus, 1758, both of which are moths.

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A junior objective synonym of Lyssa Hübner, [1823].

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Senior name:
Lyssa Hübner, 1823: 289.


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