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

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Genus:
Paonias Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 142.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : SMERINTHINAE : SMERINTHINI

Type-species:
Sphinx excaecata Smith, 1797. In: Smith & Abbot, Nat. Hist. lepid. Ins. Georgia 1: 49, pl.25.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Grote , 1873. Bull. Buff. Soc. nat. Sci. 1: 23. [(but cited by both Hübner and Grote as excaecatus Hübner, [1819], a mandatory change and an incorrect authorship)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.A.]: Georgia, Virginia, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list CALASYMBOLUS Grote, 1873 as a junior synonym of PAONIAS Hübner, 1819.

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