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

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Genus:
Pelochyta Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 172.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
NOCTUOIDEA : ARCTIIDAE : ARCTIINAE

Type-species:
Sphinx arontes Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 184, 248, pl.382, fig.E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hampson , 1901. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3: 103.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Watson, Fletcher & Nye (1980) stated:-

The type-species designations by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 194, 195, cannot be accepted under the Code, Article 69 (a)(iii), as he designated more than one valid species and it is not clear he considered to be the type-species.

See also: Sontia Walker, 1856.

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