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

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Pachypasa Walker, 1855 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (6) : 1387 [key], 1422.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Sphinx otus Drury, 1773. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : index to 1. [; 1770, ibidem 1: 30, pl.16, fig.3 (published without scientific name; see Notes)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 817.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [TURKEY]: [Izmir] Smyrna, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Species described and illustrated by Drury in volume 1 of the above work were without scientific names until its index was published with volume 2 in 1773; see text of volume 2, page vi.

Pachypasa was established in the Bombycidae; it was placed in the Lasiocampidae by Kirby, 1892, ibidem 1: 817.

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Junior name(s):
Mecistosoma Rambur, 1866: 341.
Mesistosoma ; Neave, 1940: 113.
Pachypas ; Ehrmann, 1894: 70.

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