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

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Oxidercia Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 340.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena toxea Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 133 pl.358, figs G, H.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy . [(but cited by Hübner, as O.toxealis, an unjustified emendation by him)]

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

Nye (1975) stated:-

P. toxea is dated from the wrapper of the part and not from the title-page of the volume, 1782.

Poole (1989) included OXIDERCIA in the subfamily OPHIDERINAE, treated as CALPINAE by Kitching & Rawlins, in Kristensen (1999).

Poole (1989) included OXYDERCIA Agassiz, 1847; GANGRA Walker, 1862 (as GONAGRA on page 748); and PARANYMPHA Butler, 1879 as junior synonyms of OXIDERCIA Hübner, 1825.

Poole (1989) included 20 species in the genus OXID

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Junior name(s):
Oxydercia ; Agassiz, 1847: 267.
Paranympha Butler, 1879: 73.

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