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

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Parorgyia Packard, 1864 . Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 3 : 332.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phalaena achatina Smith, 1797. In: Smith & Abbot, Nat. Hist. lepid. Ins. Georgia 2: 153, pl.77.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Kirby , 1892. Syn. Cat. Lepid. Het. 1: 471.    [BHLBHL]

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

Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

The type-species is a junior primary homonym of Phalaena (Noctua) achatina Sulzer, 1776, Abgekürzte Gesch. Insecten 1: 160; 2: pl.22, fig.4, Noctuidae, Catocalinae. There is no objective replacement name but Phalaena achatina Smith is a subjective synonym of Dasychira meridionalis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913) ssp. memorata Ferguson, 1978, Moths Am. N. of Mexico 22 (2): 39, text-fig.8d, pl.3, figs 30-37, pl.4, figs 3, 8, 16, 17; the latter is therefore available for use as a subjective replacement name.

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Junior name(s):
Panorgyia ; Griveaud, 1976: 227.

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