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

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Genus:
Nyctemera Hübner, 1820 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 178.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena lacticinia Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 47, 149, pl.128, fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1894. Fauna Br. India (Moths), 2: 46.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [INDIA]: Coromandel coast, (? Depository)..

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

P. lacticinia is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1779. Nyctemera was placed incorrectly in the Lymantriidae by Bryk, 1934, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 62: 199. This error was corrected by Collenette, 1935, Stylops 4: 242.

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Junior name(s):
Amathes Gistel, 1848: ix.
Leptosoma Boisduval, 1832: 197.
Leptosomum Blanchard, 1840: 488.
Leptosomus ; Gistel, 1848: ix.
Nichthemera ; Mabille, 1879: 87.
Nychthemera ; Mabille, 1879: 304.
Nyctememera ; Pagenstecker, 1901: 111.
Nyctemeria ; Matsumura, 1931: 973.
Nycthemera ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: 98.
Tristania Kirby, 1892: 423.
Zonosoma Butler, 1881: ix (index), 44.


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