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

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Opisogonia Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 6 : 114, 131. [[1856] 1850-1858, Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 34, 51. [Continued at end of additional comments].]    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Opisogonia tensata Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875. Syst. Bearb. Schmett. Europ. 2: pl.129, fig.18.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Fletcher , 1979. In: Nye, Generic Names Moths World 3: 146.

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

Fletcher (1979) stated:-

Opisogonia was included by Herrich-Schäffer in his `Synopsis familiarum Lepidopterorum' which was published first in Syst. Bearbeitung Schmett. Eur. 6: 82-133. The title-page of volume 6 is dated 1843-1856 but Herrich Schäffer, 1869, CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23: 214, has stated that Heft 68 (which included the Synopsis) was published in 1855; the Heft wrapper is so dated.

The same Synopsis was included in Samml. neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereur. Schmett. 1: 2-52; the title-page of this work is dated 1850-1858 but Gerstaecker, 1857, Arch. Naturgesch. 23 (2): 431, has stated that pages 1-52 were published in 1856. Further information is given in the Introduction to this volume under Dates of some important Publications.

Nomenclaturally available, but without included species until Felder & Regenhofer, 1875, Reise öst. Fregatte Novara (Zool.) 2 (Abt.2): pl.129, figs 16, 18, when two species were doubtfully referred to Opisogonia, O. diffissata Felder & Regenhofer and O. tensata Felder & Regenhofer. Butler, 1882, Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1882: 364 referred the latter species positively to Opisogonia.

Parsons et al. (1999) included 2 species in the genus OPISOGONIA.

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