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

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Genus:
Anycles Walker, 1854 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (1) : 253.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : Subfamily unassigned

Type-species:
Euchromia anthracina Walker, 1854. List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. : 253.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1898. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 398.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) VENEZUELA, [BRAZIL]: [Tefé] Ega, (? Depository)..

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

The name Anycles probably originated from Boisduval but was published and made available by Walker. The name Amycles probably had the same origin and was made available by Herrich-Schäffer. Anycles was established as a subgenus of Euchromia Hübner, [1819], in the `Zygaenides'; it was placed in the Arctiidae as a valid genus by Butler, 1876, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 12: 425; and was placed in the Syntomidae, now Ctenuchidae, by Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 398.


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Junior name(s):
Amycles Herrich-Schäffer, 1855: wrapper, pl.49, fig.259.
Amycles ; Walker, 1856: 1633.


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