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

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Oxytenis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 150.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena modestia Cramer, 1780. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 143, pl.272, figs C, D.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 770. [(cited as *modesta Stoll, an incorrect subsequent spelling and an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Cramer spelt the name of the type-species both as modestia and as * Modesta on page 143; in the index, on page 175, the name was spelt as modestia. From the multiple original spelling Schüssler, 1936, in Strand, Lepid. Cat. 75: 15, was the first reviser to cite both spellings and adopted modestia as the correct original spelling.

P. modestia is dated from the wrapper of part 23, not from the title-page of the volume which is dated 1782. See also: Lycabis Doumet, 1859.

OXYTENIS was included within the subfamily SATURNIIDAE: OXYTENINAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Oxytenus ; Druce, 1890: 502.

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