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

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Genus:
Pergesa Walker, 1856 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (8) : 77 [key], 149.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
BOMBYCOIDEA : SPHINGIDAE : MACROGLOSSINAE : MACROGLOSSINI : CHOEROCAMPINA

Type-species:
Sphinx acteus Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 93, pl.248, fig.A.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Moore , 1882. Lepid. Ceylon 2: 23.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) JAVA: north-western, Samarang, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

S. acteus is dated from the wrapper of part 21, not from the title-page of volume 3 which is dated 1782.

Kitching & Cadiou (2000) list RHYNCHOLABA Rothschild & Jordan, 1903 as a junior synonym of PERGESA Walker, 1856.

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Junior name(s):
Rhyncholaba Rothschild & Jordan, 1903: 674 (key), 789.


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